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Two more lawyers linked to lobbyist scandal


Two more lawyers at the Greenberg Traurig firm have been linked to the scandal involving Washington insiders Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon.

Kevin Ring left the firm after it was discovered he accepted $135,000 from Scanlon's public relations company. Another lawyer, Michael Smith, admitted taking $20,000 from the Scanlon but is staying with the firm.

Scanlon's company, Capitol Campaign Strategies, is the subject of a Senate Indian Affairs Committee investigation. The committee said six tribes gave $66 million to the company, some of which went to Abramoff, a former partner at Greenberg Traurig.

The next hearing into the matter is scheduled for November 17.

Get the Story:
More Woes for Greenberg Traurig in Fees Scandal (The Legal Times 10/20)
More Woes for Firm in Fees Scandal (New York Lawyer 10/20)

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