High Court Snubs Appeal Of Abramoff Underling's Conviction

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal brought by a former lobbyist who was convicted of bribing public officials in the Jack Abramoff scandal, effectively refusing to clarify the high court's 2010 ruling that limited the use of a sweeping anti-corruption law.

In a one-line order with no elaboration, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of Abramoff associate Kevin A. Ring, who in 2010 was found guilty of bribing public officials with meals, trips and other gifts. In last year's appeal to the D.C. Circuit, Ring argued that the high court's decision in the case of former...

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