Ex-Ensign Aide Broke Lobbying Laws, Suit Says

Law360, New York (March 24, 2011, 11:24 PM EDT) -- A former aide to Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev. — and the husband of Ensign's alleged mistress — was indicted Thursday on charges of lobbying for airline and energy companies too quickly after leaving Ensign's employ.

A grand jury indicted Douglas Hampton, 48, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on seven counts of violating conflict of interest laws. The case is the latest source of adversity for Hampton, who made headlines on the heels of a public affair between his wife and the...
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