Ex-White House aide an Abramoff conspirator
Jennifer Farley, a former White House aide who dealt with tribal, state and local governments, has been listed as a co-conspirator in the trial of a Jack Abramoff associate.

According to federal prosecutors, Farley accepted tickets from Kevin Ring, who is on trial for conspiracy and for defrauding tribal and other clients. She has not been charged with any crimes.

During the Bush administration, Farley worked in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and was responsible for helping tribes deal with federal agencies and the White House. She frequently appeared at National Congress of American Indians conferences and other tribal events.

At one point, Farley was linked to a controversy that led to the forced resignation of a top Bureau of Indian Affairs official. Wayne Smith said Farley called weekly to discuss a tribal leadership dispute.

Farley left the White House and started The Farley Group, a lobbying firm. At one point, she had a couple of tribal clients.

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