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Abramoff Scandal
Firm linked to Choctaws said to be under scrutiny


Fresh off the guilty plea from Jack Abramoff, federal investigators are focusing on a second lobbying firm that worked for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, The New York Times reports.

Alexander Strategy Group [Web Site] is of interest because it was founded by Ed Buckham, a former chief of staff for Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas). The firm employed Tony Rudy, a former DeLay deputy chief of staff who once worked with Abramoff and is referred to as "Staffer A" in Abramoff's guilty plea.

Buckham also ran the U.S. Family Network, a group that took $250,000 from the Choctaws. The group launched a campaign against a tribal casino in Alabama.

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Officials Focus on a 2nd Firm Tied to DeLay (The New York Times 1/8)
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Relevant Links:
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - http://www.choctaw.org

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