Gannett News Service reports that Bob Ney is likely to “be indicted in an ongoing public corruption scandal, according to a fellow Republican congressman, Jim McCrery of Louisiana.”
Ney has been linked by prosecutors to Jack Abramoff, a former lobbyist who pleaded guilty to charges this week that include mail fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials. He also is linked to Abramoff’s associate, Michael Scanlon, who pleaded guilty in November to conspiring to bribe a member of Congress and other public officials.
“He’ll probably be indicted,” McCrery speculated Friday.
Tomorrow, two public interest groups will join forces tomorrow to unveil more than $100K in new television, radio and billboard ads targeting Rep. Ney and Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Tex., on a conference call with reporters.
The groups, Campaign for America’s Future and Public Campaign Action Fund, will announce that the advertising campaign kicks-off a year-long effort designed to let the public know about the most corrupt Congress in recent history. Tom DeLay, Bob Ney and other powerful congressmen are caught in the middle of the worst corruption scandal to hit Washington since Watergate. Americans have suffered a stunning reversal of fortune at the pharmacy and the pump because of this corruption, and the policies that got us into this fix aren’t going to get us out.