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Abramoff and Scanlon still 'hounding' Sag Chips


Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon are "still hounding" the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, sub-chief Bernie Sprague says

The tribe gave at least $14 million to Abramoff and Scanlon. But Sprague, who testified against the lobbyists before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, told People's Weekly World that the men are "liars, thieves, criminals."

"What it is all about is making money for themselves," he said.

Sprague is one of four tribal leaders facing a recall partly because they opposed Abramoff and Scanlon. Recall papers have been certified.

Get the Story:
'Put the Hammer in the slammer': DeLay linked to swindle of Indian tribes (People's Weekly World 4/22)

Relevant Links:
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe - http://www.sagchip.org
Saginaw Chippewa Voices - http://www.scitmembervoices.com

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