Dodd, Ex-Senator, Named Chief of Motion Picture Association
Mr. Dodd was the focus of accusations of special treatment from Countrywide Financial, the fallen subprime company, and by questions about his role in legislation that seemed to allow bonuses to be paid to executives at the American International Group, the insurance firm that received billions in government bailout money.
Joining the lobbying ranks is a reversal for Mr. Dodd, who last year told The Connecticut Mirror that he was not interested in influence peddling.
“No lobbying, no lobbying,” he was quoted as saying. Mr. Dodd said in the interview on Tuesday that when he made that comment he was referring to the law banning him from personally lobbying for two years.