Skip to content

Ring Will Face New Trial in June

Former House-aide-turned-lobbyist Kevin Ring received a new trial date Thursday for June 2010 after U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle declared a mistrial last week when jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict.Ring had been on trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under a September 2008 indictment stemming from the influence-peddling investigation of his former boss, disgraced ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.Ring, a former aide to then-Rep. John Doolittle (R-Calif.) and then-Sen. John Ashcroft (R-Mo.), is accused of providing tickets to sporting events and other gifts to Congressional staff in exchange for assistance for Abramoff’s clients.

Recent Stories

FDA delays menthol ban following lobbying war

House tees up censure vote for Rep. Jamaal Bowman over fire alarm pull

Framework appropriations deal elusive as session winds down

War supplemental stymied in Senate over border holdup

Congress takes holiday decorating seriously. This year it caused an outcry

House Judiciary panel advances renewal of surveillance authority