Griles serving prison term for lying to Congress

J. Steven Griles, the former deputy secretary of the Interior Department, began serving his 10-month prison sentence for lying to Congress about his relationship with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Griles, 59, reported to Petersburg Federal Correctional Institution in Petersburg, Virginia, on September 14. He is due to be released July 13, 2008.

Griles pleaded guilty to lying to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee during the committee's investigation of Abramoff. He had denied giving special access to Abramoff and Abramoff's tribal clients.

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