Former Doolittle Aide Ring Is Indicted

Posted September 8, 2008 at 1:35pm

The Justice Department on Monday indicted Kevin Ring — former legislative director to Rep. John Doolittle (R-Calif.) and former lobbying partner of Jack Abramoff — on 10 corruption counts, alleging that Ring provided gifts to “several public officials” to reward them for taking actions beneficial to Ring’s clients.

The Justice Department alleges that Ring and others identified public officials who could be helpful to their clients, and then “groomed those public officials by providing things of value with the intent of making those public officials more receptive to requests on behalf of their clients in the future.”

Ring, 37, was arrested Monday.

Ring’s attorney could not be immediately reached for comment.