Abramoff Probe Hopes to Nab Another Congressman
The FBI and Justice Department appear to be expanding their probe into the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal in hopes of nabbing another member of Congress and aides, according to sources involved in the case.
The sources said that Justice is acting on more information gathered from Abramoffwho insiders say now has his own desk at the FBI to help in the investigationand other scandal figures. It isn't backing off the public corruption case even though no new lawmakers or top Hill aides have emerged as suspects in recent weeks.
"We thought it was wrapping up, but they've indicated that it is really about to expand," said one source involved in the case. "It's not ending anytime soon or even when he goes to jail."
Abramoff is to be sentenced soon for his involvement in the lobbying scandal.