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Former Interior Department Official J . Steven Griles Targeted in Abramoff Corruption Probe

The Interior Department 's former No. 2 official has been told by federal investigators that he is a target in the Jack Abramoff corruption probe.J. Steven Griles , former deputy interior secretary during President Bush's first term, was notified by letter and told of possible charges at a meeting last week with Justice Department prosecutors, sources familiar with the probe said Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the inquiry continues.Griles' attorney and a spokeswoman for the Justice Department did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.Griles has since resumed his work as an energy lobbyist, which he did before joining Interior. It's those ties that were the subject of a host of internal probes while he was at the department.For more about Jack Abramoff, ethics and scandal in the House of Representatives, click here.Prosecutors are investigating Griles now for possible criminal charges that include lying to Congress and honest service fraud, the sourc...

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