As Legal Times reports, investigators are considering pursuing Federici on a number of charges:
According to the Jan. 19 target letter filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, investigators are looking at whether Federici violated five statutes in connection with running the group: conspiracy to defraud the United States, tax evasion, impeding the Internal Revenue Service, and obstructing proceedings and making false statements before the Senate. The letter makes no mention of Abramoff or Griles.
Federal officials also informed Federici that they believe she âmay have assisted others in depriving the American Public of honest services of at least one administration official,â the letter states.
The letter advised Federici to seek an attorney and asked if she would be willing to plead guilty and cooperate with investigators. Whether she is currently cooperating or played a role in Grilesâ plea is unknown.
It appears to have been a long, hard fall from Federici, who was once wined and dined by Abramoff. According to the Legal Times, Federici has applied for representation by the Office of the Federal Public Defender.