I'm going to be quite disappointed if Conrad doesn't get charged only because he lost in November. John Doolittle seems to think that is the case:
Alleging political motives in the raid of his home in April,
Doolittle claimed the Justice Department is under pressure to produce
more convictions in the Abramoff case, particularly members of Congress.
noted that other members linked to Abramoff last year — including
former House Republican leader Tom DeLay of Texas, Arizona Republican
J.D. Hayworth and Montana Republican Sen. Conrad Burns — all had left
Congress or were defeated in November.
"If you really want to get a congressman, I am the one who is left," he said.