Politics & Government

August 5, 2011 6:45 AM

Murkowski learned of Fuglvog's plea deal 3 months after it was made

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Thursday that she had no idea for three months that her fisheries adviser had signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors in which he'd admitted illegal fishing and agreed to nearly a year in federal prison. But Murkowski said she still kept him on the job for a month after he told her of his crime in June.

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