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Media Life: TV’s “60 Minutes” explores Abramoff’s murky Placer connection

Placer County’s perception of Washington, D.C. politics has been getting a workout in recent weeks with the build-up to and sentencing of lobbyist Kevin Ring, a former top-level ...

Lobbyist Ring facing another trial on two more charges

The U.S. Department of Justice isn’t through with the Kevin Ring prosecution yet. Ring, a former lobbyist who worked for Jack Abramoff, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in p ...

Ring friends, family make plea for mercy, no prison in D.C. corruption case

With sentencing days away on federal corruption charges and the possibility of more than four years in prison, ex-lobbyist Kevin Ring’s friends and family are coming to his defen ...

Doolittle to judge: Ex-aide Ring should get no prison time in corruption case

Ex-Rep. John Doolittle is challenging the U.S. Department of Justice’s successful prosecution on corruption charges of a former top aide, Kevin Ring. But prosecutors are questio ...

Ring: Feds told him to lie to implicate Doolittle

Described by prosecutors as “Team Abramoff’s chief operating officer,” ex-lobbyist Kevin Ring is now claiming the Justice Department wanted him to lie and send best friend an ...

Ring’s bribery sentence range lowered by judge

A federal judge on Tuesday dramatically cut the Justice Department's recommended sentencing range for a lobbyist with Placer County connections convicted of bribing public official ...

Jury convicts ex-Doolittle aide in corruption case

Forever linked to a lobbyist and former staff member now found guilty of corruption charges, retired Rep. John Doolittle, R-Roseville, said Tuesday that Kevin Ring’s conviction o ...

Ex-congressman John Doolittle steps into new lobbying role

Former U.S. Rep. John Doolittle has returned to Washington, D.C.’s Beltway – this time as a lobbyist. But his heart’s still in Placer County and – with homes in both Rosev ...

Two-time Democrat Party congressional candidate Charlie Brown takes D.C. Homeland Security post

It isn’t the way two-time 4th Congressional District candidate Charlie Brown initially envisioned it. But the Roseville resident is going to work in Washington, D.C. Brown has ...

McClintock to carry GOP flag

Early returns staked state Sen. Tom McClintock to a wide vote advantage over former congressman Doug Ose in the primary for 4th District Republican congressional nominee. The exci ...