DC Circ. Asked To Deny Abramoff Lobbyist's Resentence Bid

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 9:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Sunday asked the D.C. Circuit to deny a request from Michael Scanlon — a key player in the Jack Abramoff conspiracy — to modify his $20 million plea agreement to reflect the U.S. Supreme Court's Skilling ruling.

Scanlon was sentenced in February to 20 months in prison and about $20 million in restitution after pleading guilty to honest services fraud, mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit bribery for helping former lobbyist Abramoff defraud American Indians who had hired...
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