Repaid, Guam Drops Charges Against Abramoff Firm

By Justin Rood

Apr 14, 2008 2:28pm

The government of Guam is dropping its indictment of Jack Abramoff’s old law firm just one month after it was issued – after the firm agreed to repay over $300,000 Abramoff collected from the territory.

The Greenberg Traurig firm will repay Guam $324,000 in fees the convicted lobbyist took from the government of Guam in fees allegedly funneled out of Guam Superior Court funds for illicit lobbying efforts, the company confirmed today.

In exchange, Guam’s attorney general has dropped the charges he filed against the firm March 10.  The indictment charged Greenberg Traurig, Abramoff and a former Guam government official on nine felony counts of theft, conspiracy and misconduct.

"We are grateful that the Attorney General’s office recognizes our cooperation with this investigation," said firm spokeswoman Jill Perry.

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