Thursday, October 26, 2006




Friday, October 13, 2006

Congressman Ney Enters Guilty Plea

Representative Bob Ney (R-Ohio) appeared before U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle today to plead guilty to accepting illegal gifts in exchange for favors to lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Mr Ney announced his intention to plead guilty last month shortly before checking into an alcoholic treatment facility. When asked by the judge about any health problems, Ney replied "Right now, alcohol, last 30 days.”

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Rome wasn't sketched in a day

The U.S. Supreme Court began it's new term this week, but I don't expect a call for my drawings until they hear arguments in a pair of partial-birth abortion cases, Gonzales v Carhart and Gonzales v Planned Parenthood, on November 8.

This gives me time to work on wide shot drawings of the court, which are very time consuming.
I'll fill in the Justices and attorneys on the day of argument, and still have time to do tight shot sketches of the legal wrangling.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Star Witness Testifies at DC Developer's Bribery Trial

Michael A. Lorusso, the former deputy director of the D.C. Office of Property Management today testified at the trial of his Capitol Grille dinning and drinking buddies.

As part of a sweet plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to taking bribes from defendant Jemal's Douglas Development Corp. Lorusso told the jury about free meals, a trip to Las Vegas, cash and a Rolex given to him in exchange for government contracts and other favors.