Abramoff Associate/MSNBC Commentator Charged
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 11:01 am
The fallout from the Jack Abramoff scandal continues…
Lobbyist Todd Boulanger was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with tickets and meals he lavished upon public officials at the behest of his then-boss, the disgraced über-lobbyist, Jack Abramoff.
He is expected to plead guilty to honest services fraud, according to court documents obtained by ABC News.
You may recognize Todd Boulanger from his regular appearances as a political commentator during the 2008 elections under the billing “Republican strategist.”
The Washington Post notes that, for a time, it appeared that Boulanger had been successfully rehabilitated, at least by Washington standards. Politico last year heaped praise on Boulanger, the former vice president of the Washington lobbying firm, Cassidy & Associates, as a “politico to watch” who “has proven his nattily attired, outside-the-box staying power.”
Well, Boulanger’s is probably hoping that his guilty plea is enough to keep him outside of the federal minimum security box.
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