Boulanger Cuts Plea Agreement

Posted January 29, 2009 at 3:15pm

One-time Hill-aide-turned-lobbyist Todd Boulanger, a former associate of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, has reportedly struck a plea deal with the Justice Department in its ongoing corruption investigation, the Associated Press reports.

According to the AP, Boulanger will be charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

“Mr. Boulanger regrets this situation and is accepting responsibility for certain past conduct,” his attorney, Mark Flanagan, said in a statement e-mailed to the AP on Thursday.

Boulanger, a former aide to then-Sen. Bob Smith (R-N.H.), worked for Preston Gates & Ellis and later at Greenberg Traurig before joining Cassidy & Associates as a senior vice president. Boulanger abruptly resigned his post at Cassidy in late November.