Safavian Guilty on Four Counts:


In the fifth day of deliberations the jury ruling on the David Safavian trial found the former Bush administration official and acolyte of Jack Abramoff guilty on four counts. The Safavian trial was the first trial in the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal and sets a precedent for future trials, (cough cough) Bob Ney (cough cough). Safavian’s testimony did nothing to help him and most likely hurt him more than anything. As Paul Kiel notes, the “Forrest Gump” defense is not going to fly.