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Column: Kosher deli owner brought home the pork


"The regulars who savored briskets and corned beef at Stacks, the only kosher deli ever to grace Pennsylvania Avenue, never figured that the Orthodox Jew who owned the joint would become infamous as Washington's most conniving purveyor of pork.

Jack Abramoff � who owned the now defunct deli and is better known today as Tom DeLay's super-lobbyist buddy � has been revealed as a man who made pork, perks, boondoggles, and campaign cash happen for grateful members of Congress. He also became a jobs-creating man, of sorts. After all, his talents have given gainful employment to scores of federal investigators. Two Senate committees, the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service and the Interior Department are now probing Abramoff's tangle of deals, the most odious of which involve gambling casino deals in which he is alleged to have plundered millions of dollars from American Indian tribes."

Get the Story:
Martin Schram: Pork, perks and boondoggles (The Naples Daily News 6/29)
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Committee Exhibits:
Part 1 | Part 2

Witness List/Testimony:
Oversight Hearing Before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the In Re Tribal Lobbying Matters, Et Al (June 22, 2005)

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