Former Bush administration official David Safavian was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Friday for concealing his relationship with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.A friendly reminder on a Friday afternoon about the ethics of some working in the Bush White House.
Safavian wept as he asked for leniency in his obstruction of justice case, telling a judge that Abramoff manipulated him and drew him into the scandal.
Safavian was convicted in June of lying to investigators about his relationship with the lobbyist while Safavian was chief of staff in the General Services Administration. He helped provided Abramoff with details about GSA projects and offered advice on dealing with the agency.
Friday, October 27, 2006
White House aide sentenced
Abramoff had his corrupt tentacles inside the White House. Bush's former aide sentenced today: