Ex-Ensign Aide Pleads Not Guilty To Lobbying Charges

Law360, New York (April 5, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT) -- A former aide to Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev. — and the husband of Ensign's alleged mistress — pled not guilty in Washington federal court Monday to charges he lobbied for airline and energy companies too soon after leaving the senator's employ.

Douglas Hampton, 48, was arraigned in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on seven counts of violating conflict-of-interest laws and released on bond Monday afternoon. The case is the latest source of adversity for Hampton, who made headlines on the heels of...
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