Former Abramoff Lobbyist, HIll Aide Indicted

The AP has some breaking news on the Jack Abramoff story:

"A one-time congressional aide who went on to work with jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff has been indicted on public corruption charges.

A 10-count federal indictment unsealed Monday charges Kevin Ring, 37, with conspiring with Abramoff to corrupt congressional and executive-branch officials by giving them things of value as a reward for helping Ring and his clients.

Prior to becoming a lobbyist with Abramoff, Ring worked for Rep. John Doolittle, R-Calif., who remains under investigation in the Abramoff probe.

Abramoff was sentenced last week to four years in prison.

The Justice Department said the indictment was returned by a grand jury on Friday and unsealed Monday after Ring was arrested. Ring was to appear in court later Monday." 

According to McClatchy, this latest development signals that federal prosecutors have not completed their wide-ranging investigation into Abramoff's ties to Washington's political elite.