Abramoff Lobbyist Can't Dodge Greenberg's $18M Payment

Law360, New York (April 21, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT) -- A key player in the Jack Abramoff conspiracy cannot challenge an order requiring him to reimburse Greenberg Traurig LLP for the $17.7 million it paid to American Indians who were victimized in the high-profile lobbying scandal, a Washington federal court ruled Wednesday.

Former lobbyist Michael Scanlon, who is currently fighting a 20-month prison sentence, had argued that Greenberg Traurig — Abramoff's former firm — didn't deserve to get its money back because it had participated in the scheme for which he was convicted. Scanlon admitted in...
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