Posted: 07 Apr 2010"A former official with the Labor Department has pleaded guilty in a corrupt lobbyist case. Horace Cooper, also a one-time aide to former Republican Rep. Dick Armey when he was majority leader of the House, pleaded guilty to falsifying a document when he did not report receiving gifts from lobbyists Jack Abramoff and Neil Volz in 2003. ... The 44-year-old Cooper faces a maximum sentence of a year in prison, but could receive more time because authorities say he tried to stymie investigators by lying to FBI agents. ... The original indictment against Cooper charged he also used his position in a previous job at Voice of America, as well as the Labor position, to advance the interests of Abramoff and his clients." AP, 7 April 2010.
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