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A former senior House staffer convicted of federal tax crimes and failing to report those crimes in security-clearance paperwork has started a new lobbying firm.
Isaac Lanier Avant, the former chief of staff for Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), registered late last month to lobby on behalf of the political arm of the Seafarers International Union, which steered substantial funding to Thompsons re-election campaign last cycle.
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