Focusing on six words: Helping government do its job better Safavian to be tried… again

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The Justice Department very quietly decided that it is going to have a retrial for David Safavian, the former administrator of Office of Federal Procurement Policy and GSA chief of staff, Federal Times reported Friday.

Safavian, of course, was convicted in 2006 for not telling the truth when he was questioned about a trip to Scotland from Jack Abramoff, the former lobbyist. At the time, Safavian was at GSA and the Jusice Department allegeged that Abramoff was trying to do business with the agency. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in June overturned Safavian’s conviction.

Most people speculated that the Justice Department would let this case go, but… apparently not. As Federal Times reported, the retrial is scheduled to begin Dec. 1.

Whether you like or don’t like Safavian — and there are many people who don’t like him — you have to feel very sorry for him. He is apparently unable to get a job and has mounting attorney fees.

Written by cdorobek

September 7, 2008 at 10:01 AM

Posted in Circuit

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