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June 17, 2008 5:39 PM

Appellate court tosses out key conviction in Abramoff case

A federal appeals court overturned the conviction of a former White House official Tuesday in a significant defeat for prosecutors who are overseeing the investigation into the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal. David Safavian was convicted in 2006 of four charges related to statements he made to officials who were investigating Abramoff.

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