Ex-Abramoff Cohort Must Repay Victims $20M: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 7:38 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday affirmed a ruling that rejected a request by a partner in Jack Abramoff’s lobbying scandal to modify his plea agreement, which had required him to pay some $20 million in restitution to victims of their scheme.

A three-judge panel rejected former lobbyist Michael Scanlon’s argument that his plea agreement, which had included an admission of honest services fraud, should be modified to reflect the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2010 ruling in Skilling, which had held that the honest services fraud that...
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