Rep. [sw: Bob Ney] (R-Ohio) didn’t meet a private jet flight that he didn’t like. That is until he became entangled in the lobbying scandal surrounding the activities of Jack Abramoff. Ney’s involvement in the scandal is tied to a private jet trip that he took with Abramoff and associates to the storied links in Scotland. Now, the previously high-flying Ney, is grounded:
After accepting 131 trips worth $234,775 in 4 1/2 years, Ney and his staff haven’t let a private outside group pay for their travel since June 14, 2005, according to a previous report. No trips were listed on the report released Wednesday and dated May 15.