New Abramoff charges filed.

Italia Federici, who served as a “go-between” for Jack Abramoff and J. Steven Griles, was charged Wednesday with “tax evasion and obstructing a Senate inquiry” as part of the Abramoff corruption probe. Federici was formerly the head of a Republican environmental advocacy group and is “accused of lying to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, which in 2005 was investigating Abramoff’s dealings with officials in the Interior Department.” The Justice Department has set a hearing for the case on Friday.