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Copley suspends columnist who took money from lobbyist

<P> <!-- --><p><p><p><p><p>SAN DIEGO The Copley News Service is suspending a syndicated columnist amid allegations that he accepted payments from Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff (AY'-bruh-mahf) in exchange for positive stories.
/ Source: WAVY-TV

Abramoff was indicted in August on charges of fraud and conspiracy stemming from his role in the 2000 purchase of a fleet of gambling boats. Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.