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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 20, 2013.
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Abramoff wants his (Web domain) name back

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff says the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee won't give him back his name, or rather his Web domain name.

Abramoff lobby ploy: Dangle job to aides

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Disgraced ex-U.S. lobbyist Jack Abramoff says the best way he got top congressional aides to do his will was to dangle a job that could triple their salary.

Abramoff friend's conviction upheld

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court in Washington Friday upheld the conviction of former U.S. official David Safavian, an associate of lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007.
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Ex-staffer sentenced in Abramoff scandal

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The ex-chief of staff of former Rep. Rob Ney, R-Ohio, was sentenced Wednesday to two years' probation in connection with the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal.

Former GSA official gets 18 months

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A former General Services Administration official was sentenced in Washington Friday to 18 months in federal prison for helping lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Former Bush administration official guilty

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- A former Bush administration official was convicted Tuesday of charges that include lying about a golfing trip to Scotland arranged by lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Abramoff-Safavian e-mails released

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- E-mails between convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a former ranking Bush administration official were released in Washington by U.S. prosecutors.

Lobby scandal also concerns White House

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- An attorney for a former White House aide said her client is being "squeezed" by prosecutors so he would testify against others in the U.S. lobbyist scandal.

Top Bush official accused of corruption

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's top procurement official was charged with lying and obstructing a criminal investigation of GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
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David Hossein Safavian (born August 4, 1967) is a former chief of staff of the United States General Services Administration (GSA) and a figure in the Jack Abramoff lobbying and corruption scandal.

In 2004, he was an employee of the Office of Management and Budget. He was arrested and charged with crimes in connection with the Abramoff corruption scandal. He was convicted and, on October 27, 2006, sentenced to 18 months in prison. However, on June 17, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously reversed Safavian's convictions, and ordered a new trial. On December 19, 2008, at his retrial, he was again convicted.

An Iranian-American from Grosse Ile, Michigan, Safavian graduated fifth in his class at Detroit College of Law. In Michigan, he served as an aide to Congressmen Robert William Davis (R-MI) and Bill Schuette (R-MI), and still later he worked for the lobbying firm of Janus-Merritt Strategies.

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