Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wyoming: Applying "Inside" the Beltway

The Blog of the Legal Times reports that Charles Rumsey, Jr. has had just about enough of waiting for a presidential pardon. So, the Harvard Law School graduate who pleaded guilty to wire fraud in the 1990s is now seeking the assistance of  a "Washington lobby shop" the TCH Group (and Michael Tongour in particular) "in an effort to build his case."

The Blog says hiring a lobbyist for such a purpose is "rare," on the basis of "a search of U.S. Senate records." It is also reported that Rumsey has given "thousands of dollars to Democratic and Republican committees over the years." See story here.

We find it worthy of note that only 29 percent of successful clemency applicants in the administration of George W. Bush were represented by lawyers. But the location of the top seven firms was as follows:


Location of Law Firm
Pardons/Commutations
District of Columbia
6
Georgia
4
California
3
Illinois
3
Minnesota
3
Ohio
3
South Carolina
3

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