"A former aide to Republican Senator John Ensign was indicted on Thursday on suspicion of trying to lobby and seek assistance from his former boss on behalf of his new employers, an airline and an energy company. Douglas Hampton, 48, was charged by a federal grand jury in Washington with seven counts of violating the criminal conflict of interest laws.
Ensign had an affair with Hampton's wife, Cynthia, who had worked on his campaign."
Reuters has more.
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