posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 09:14 AM
Bush's former Chief of Staff of the GSA, David Safavian, has been charged with making false statements and hindering an investigation into his
dealings with the now-indicted Jack Abramoff. Safavian resigned on Friday and was arrested Monday.
A former Bush administration official is charged with making false statements and obstructing a federal investigation into his dealings with lobbyist
David Safavian, a former chief of staff of the General Services Administration and Abramoff lobbying associate, concealed from federal investigators
that Abramoff was seeking to do business with the government when Safavian, a GSA official at the time, joined him on a golf trip to Scotland in 2002,
according to an FBI affidavit and government officials.
FBI agent Jeffrey A. Reising said in the affidavit that a lobbyist - identified elsewhere as Abramoff - had enlisted Safavian's help in trying to gain
control of 40 acres of land at the Federal Research Center at White Oak in Silver Spring, Md., for a private high school that Abramoff helped
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It seems this investigation is getting ever closer to the top of the ladder.
Abramoff was indicted a month ago on charges stemming from the 2000 purchase of a casino fleet in Florida. Abramoff has also allegedly been blamed for
swindling millions from the indian casinos.
Since Abramoff's indictment, a lot of people in politics have been running for cover.
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