Former California GOP congressman John Doolittle has been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of Jack Abramoff crony Kevin Ring.
Ring, a former top aide to Doolittle, was indicted last year for allegedly bribing lawmakers and members of the executive branch, after he left Capitol Hill and went to work for Abramoff. The indictment charged that, among other crimes, Ring provided lavish meals and events tickets to members of Doolittle’s staff, and that Ring provided Doolittle’s wife, Julia, with a lucrative non-profit job, arranged by Abramoff. Julia Doolittle has also been named as a co-conspirator.
Prosecutors said they plan to submit statements from 11 alleged co-conspirators, including the Doolittles and four former Doolittle aides.
Doolittle’s lawyer did not immediately respond to TPMmuckraker’s request for comment.