APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS LOBBYIST’S CONVICTION
BY JESSE J. HOLLAND
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday refused to overturn the conviction of the only lobbyist to go to trial on charges of bribing public officials related to the Jack Abramoff scandal.
Kevin Ring’s conviction was upheld by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which called his arguments on appeal “weighty,” but not enough to overturn his conviction and sentence of 20 months in prison.