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Federal Recognition
Mashpee chair gave Abramoff e-mails to FBI



November 17, 2005, Hearing:
Video | Documents

November 2, 2005, Hearing:
Video | Exhibits | Senate Witness List / Testimony
Glenn Marshall, the chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, gave several e-mails to an FBI agent investigating disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, The Cape Cod Times reports.

The FBI visited the tribe early on in the investigation, the paper said. Marshall said he turned over e-mail exchanges he had with Abramoff.

Marshall also met with Abramoff once at a Washington, D.C., restaurant before agreeing to hire the Greenberg Traurig firm. Marshall said the tribe's main contact was Michael Smith and that the tribe was working with Kevin Ring, pictured on the right, who refused to testify at a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on the scandal.

E-mails released by the committee show several exchanges about the Mashpee's federal recognition petition. Abramoff and his associates were trying to get the Bureau of Indian Affairs to move on the case. Abramoff tried to contact former deputy secretary J. Steven Griles about the matter, the e-mails show.

Get the Story:
E-mails avow tribe's ties to lobbyists (The Cape Cod Times 11/29)

Relevant Documents:
Summary of Acknowledgment Cases | R. Lee Fleming Declaration

Only on Indianz.Com:
Federal Recognition Database V2.0 (May 2005)

Relevant Links:
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe - http://mashpeewampanoagtribe.com

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