WASHINGTON (CNN) - A federal court jury in Washington Friday convicted David Safavian, a former associate of disgraced ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, on four of five criminal counts.
The verdict marks the second time a jury has found Safavian guilty of one count of obstruction of justice and three counts of making false statements to federal investigators.
Safavian, 42, is a former chief of staff at the General Services Administration charged with trying to cover up his role in a lavish Abramoff-sponsored golf trip to Scotland and Abramoff's dealings with the GSA.
Former Ohio Republican Rep. Bob Ney, who accepted the expenses-paid golf trip from Abramoff, pleaded guilty to corruption charges in 2006.
Abramoff is currently serving a four-year prison sentence after his guilty plea on corruption charges.
Safavian's 2006 conviction, also on four of five counts, was overturned last summer by an appeals court. If this conviction is upheld he would face a maximum of five years in prison on each of the four counts.
He received an 18-month sentence after his previous conviction.