Congressmen Referenced in Zachares’ Trial May Never Be Named

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

The conviction of Congressman Don Young’s former aid Mark Zachares who was convicted for taking gifts from corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff, left hanging the identity of two lawmakers referenced in his trial.

Zachares could have faced years in prison. But prosecutors requested a lighter sentence because he helped investigate two congressmen in the Abramoff influence-peddling scandal.

Prosecutors did not identify the congressmen, referring to them in documents as only A or B, but said they ultimately were not charged. Anchorage Daily News investigative reporter Richard Mauer has been following the story. He says we may never know the names of Congressman A or Congressman B.

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