Former Aide Testifies About Abramoff, Bush Official Bribery Scheme
Posted on May 30, 2006
A former congressional aide described how he used insider information from a Bush official to advance projects for disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. His testimony implicated four GOP House members.
WASHINGTON—A former congressional aide and lobbyist described Tuesday how he obtained insider information, advice and assistance from Bush administration procurement chief David Safavian to advance two projects for Republican influence-peddlar Jack Abramoff, who then took the official on a lavish golf trip to Scotland.
The aide, Neil Volz, who was a partner of Abramoff’s at the time, also outlined how the Abramoff team received assistance from several Republican congressmen including, Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Rep. Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio.