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Ex-representative’s aide sentenced
Michael Sohn of Fairfield apologized at his sentencing for what he called “my careless and reckless actions.” He pleaded guilty in March to charges of tax evasion and illegally converting campaign contributions to his personal accounts.
The judge recommended that Sohn be allowed to participate in a 500-hour drug-rehabilitation program. Sohn will be eligible for a one-year reduction of his sentence if the Bureau of Prisons accepts him into the program and he completes it.
Federal prosecutors said Sohn used the money to buy his fiancee a $13,000 engagement ring and for other personal expenses, including car repairs, theater tickets, a hotel and a limousine.
Republican leaders punish Murkowski
Senate Republicans on Tuesday moved to strip Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski of her post as top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, further punishing her as she mounts a write-in bid to try to keep her Senate seat.
Mrs. Murkowski already has stepped down from her leadership role in the GOP caucus and could lose her energy panel position as soon as Wednesday if the 41-member Republican caucus votes to remove her in a secret ballot.
The events marked a swift downfall for Mrs. Murkowski, who in her first full term rose to be Alaska’s senior senator and a powerful voice on energy issues and climate change.
A one-time favorite of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Mrs. Murkowski was stunned in last month’s Senate primary, losing to “tea party”-backed challenger Joe Miller before announcing an independent write-in effort to keep her seat.
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The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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