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Former Bond Aide Pleads Guilty in Abramoff Investigation

November 20th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

“Blackann worked for Bond during the period in which he is accused of accepting illegal gifts.”

By Susan Crabtree

In the ongoing investigation of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, a former aide to Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) has pleaded guilty to accepting an illegal gift of a trip to the World Series and admission to a gentleman’s club.

Trevor Blackann, 34, a former aide to Bond and Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), pleaded guilty Thursday to making a false statement on his 2003 tax returns by failing to report thousands of dollars in illegal gifts he received from lobbyists associated with Abramoff. Blackann worked for Bond during the period in which he is accused of accepting illegal gifts. Read more…

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