Conrad Burns cashes in.

“Former Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT), whose ties to lobbyists helped sink his re-election bid, has landed at a new workplace: a Washington lobbying firm,” the AP reports. “Burns will work for his former chief of staff, Leo Giacometto, at the firm Gage, which has lobbied for Montana interests and several national technology companies, often making headlines for its connections to Burns and his staff.” Both Burns and Giacometto are under FBI investigation for earmark improprieties.