Sunday, December 21, 2008

Safavian Convicted

The Abramoff aftermath never seems to end.  In the latest happenings, one sees that David Safavian, former chief of staff at the General Services Administration, is convicted in a retrial.  See Derek Kravitz, Washington Post, Ex-White House Official Convicted Again.  He was initially convicted after a trial by jury and given a sentence of eighteen months.  That conviction was overturned.  The interesting question is whether the court will keep the sentence constant in a post Gall and Kimbrough world. For background on the case see:

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