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Donald Trump's campaign manager linked to Abramoff scandal Donald Trump's campaign manager linked to Abramoff scandal (09/03)
Corey Lewandowski served as chief of staff to the only member of Congress who was convicted in the Capitol Hill scandal.
Opinion: Dennis Hastert failed to respond to Abramoff scandal Opinion: Dennis Hastert failed to respond to Abramoff scandal (06/10)
Congress today has among the lowest approval ratings that it’s ever had—down there with cockroaches and root canals.
Republican former congressman Dennis Hastert hit with charges Republican former congressman Dennis Hastert hit with charges (05/29)
Dennis Hastert, the former Speaker of the House, was tied to the Jack Abramoff scandal and opposed tribes seeking to re-establish ties in his home state of Illinois.
Gabe Galanda: Abramoff's playbook still used in Indian Country Gabe Galanda: Abramoff's playbook still used in Indian Country (10/20)
Law firms and lobbyists in Indian Country have learned a few tricks from the Jack Abramoff scandal.
Poarch Creeks sent $550K to Republican causes in Alabama Poarch Creeks sent $550K to Republican causes in Alabama (08/04)
The money was funneled through other groups to obscure the tribe's involvement.
House leader who opposed VAWA ousted in Republican primary House leader who opposed VAWA ousted in Republican primary (06/11)
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) had a horrible record on Indian issues.
Column: Abramoff friend linked to Washington team owner Column: Abramoff friend linked to Washington team owner (11/12)
Columnist wonders why Jennifer Farley, a former Bush administration official who worked on tribal issues at the White House, arranged a meeting between the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the owner of the Washington professional football team.
Coushatta  Tribe elects figure in Abramoff scandal as chairman Coushatta Tribe elects figure in Abramoff scandal as chairman (06/04)
Lovelin Poncho, one of the figures in the Jack Abramoff scandal, has been elected chairman of the Coushatta Tribe.
The Atlantic: Jack Abramoff   peddling his wares at   new game The Atlantic: Jack Abramoff peddling his wares at new game (03/21)
The Atlantic's Mariah Blake covers convicted Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff at his new game: Jack Abramoff, the infamous lobbyist, was slumped over a table in a dimly lit Clear Channel studio on a recent Sunday evening when a voice came...
Jack Abramoff hopes to 'reconcile' with tribes he defrauded Jack Abramoff hopes to 'reconcile' with tribes he defrauded (01/28)
Convicted former lobbyist Jack Abramoff wants to "reconcile" with the tribes he defrauded even as he says he won't be able to repay $44 million in restitution. Abramoff and his associates stole $10 million from the Agua Caliente Band of...
Fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff reminds everyone he cannot vote Fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff reminds everyone he cannot vote (07/24)
Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff can't vote because he's a felon but he says he can't support President Barack Obama. He can't really endorse Republican Mitt Romney either. “But I don’t want to jinx him and hurt him, so I’m not...
Romney's VP contender accepted donations from Jack Abramoff Romney's VP contender accepted donations from Jack Abramoff (07/17)
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) accepted $4,000 from tribes represented by convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff when he served in the House, The Washington Post. Portman was among dozens of Republicans who accepted donations from Team Abramoff but the Post did not...
Senior prosecutor at DOJ  resigns after botched casework Senior prosecutor at DOJ resigns after botched casework (04/17)
A Department of Justice attorney who prosecuted the Jack Abramoff scandal and the botched case against the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) has left his government job. William Welch was the head of DOJ's Public Integrity Section. The unit handled...
Freedmen attorney claims Abramoff influenced BIA position Freedmen attorney claims Abramoff influenced BIA position (03/14)
Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff influenced the Bush administration to reverse its stance on a Cherokee Nation election in which the Freedmen weren't allowed to vote, an attorney for the Freedmen claims. The tribe's economic development arm hired Greenberg Traurig, where...
Opinion: Tom Rodgers a bit to 'obsessed' with Jack Abramoff Opinion: Tom Rodgers a bit to 'obsessed' with Jack Abramoff (03/07)
"If there is a common denominator among the lobbyists who set up Republican superlobbyist Jack Abramoff, it’s that they are a few feathers short of a headdress. Tom Rodgers has got to be the most insane of the bunch as...
Jack Abramoff offers to be 'of service' to tribal governments Jack Abramoff offers to be 'of service' to tribal governments (03/07)
Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff says he wants to make amends in Indian Country for swindling tribes out of tens of millions of dollars. Abramoff, who was released from prison in June 2010, has been ordered to repay some $44 million...
Opinion: Jack Abramoff still trying to say sorry  for his crimes Opinion: Jack Abramoff still trying to say sorry for his crimes (02/07)
"Fallen super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff is out of prison now but still doing penance. On Monday afternoon, he performed the Washington equivalent of donning a hair shirt: He appeared before the liberal advocacy group Public Citizen to field questions from reporters...
Tigua Tribe seeing some restitution from Abramoff, partner Tigua Tribe seeing some restitution from Abramoff, partner (01/24)
Years after being defrauded out of $4.2 million, the Tigua Tribe is finally seeing some restitution from Jack Abramoff and his partner in crime, Michael Scanlon. But it isn't much. So far, the tribe has only recouped about $200,000, Lt....
Column: An apology to parasites for Jack Abramoff comparison Column: An apology to parasites for Jack Abramoff comparison (01/05)
"In the middle of the aughts, you’ll remember, Republicans had run basically every branch of elected federal government, and George W. Bush had just won re-election over a John Kerry. At the time, a lobbying scandal was just starting to...
Jack Abramoff getting paid to lecture lawmakers about ethics Jack Abramoff getting paid to lecture lawmakers about ethics (01/04)
Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff is being paid $5,000, plus expenses, to lecture lawmakers in Kentucky about "ethics," Bloomberg News reports. Abramoff claims he will use the money to pay back the tribes he defrauded. He's been on a media blitz...
Tigua Tribe leader  says  Jack  Abramoff's     apology   is too late Tigua Tribe leader says Jack Abramoff's apology is too late (12/12)
Jack Abramoff says he's sorry for defrauding Tigua Tribe out of $4.2 million. But the convicted lobbyist isn't apologizing to tribal leaders in person. Instead he told The El Paso Times that he feels bad about stealing their money. "I'd...
Interview: It's hard to tell whether Jack Abramoff is that sorry Interview: It's hard to tell whether Jack Abramoff is that sorry (12/02)
"The notorious former lobbyist and convicted felon is on a well-received rehabilitation tour. But what, exactly, does he think he did wrong? Since being released from prison in 2010, Jack Abramoff -- "One of the world's most famous lobbyists...
NPR:  Jack Abramoff wants book to lead to   reforms in lobbying NPR: Jack Abramoff wants book to lead to reforms in lobbying (11/21)
"MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. But first, to many people the career of our next guest symbolizes everything that's wrong with the ethics in government, former lobbyist Jack Abramoff....
HillTube: Abramoff discusses lobbying business in Washington HillTube: Abramoff discusses lobbying business in Washington (11/18)
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy "Asked if he could become Washington's money man again, former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, recently released after three years in prison, said he "absolutely" could come back to Capitol...
TPM: Jack Abramoff goes back to the DC scene to promote book TPM: Jack Abramoff goes back to the DC scene to promote book (11/17)
"“My life has taken a bit of a turn,” lobbyist-turned-felon-turned-reform advocate Jack Abramoff told the crowd assembled in Tucker Carlson’s living room in Northwest D.C. on Tuesday night. “I used to be a right-wing guy who sort of disdained...
DC Circuit won't allow Abramoff figure to  change  plea terms DC Circuit won't allow Abramoff figure to change plea terms (11/15)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in US v. Michael Scanlon, No. 11-3024, on Monday. Michael Scanlon pleaded guilty to bilking tribes out of more than $20 million. He agreed to repay the money but went back to...
WND: Abramoff claims ex-Sen. Dorgan took $75K in donations WND: Abramoff claims ex-Sen. Dorgan took $75K in donations (11/11)
"It was only last week that the Huffington Post began asking elected officials named in Jack Abramoff's new book as recipients of his clients' cash about the charges. The denials came fast and furious. Some, like Sen. Byron Dorgan,...
60 Minutes: Transcript of Jack Abramoff's lobbyist playbook 60 Minutes: Transcript of Jack Abramoff's lobbyist playbook (11/07)
"Jack Abramoff may be the most notorious and crooked lobbyist of our time. He was at the center of a massive scandal of brazen corruption and influence peddling. As a Republican lobbyist starting in the mid 1990s, he became a...
Abramoff claims Sen. Inouye forced ouster at lobbying firm Abramoff claims Sen. Inouye forced ouster at lobbying firm (11/02)
In his forthcoming book, disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff says Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) cost him a job. Abramoff was working as a consultant for Cassidy & Associates. According to the book, Inouye told the firm’s leader, Gerry Cassidy, to fire...
Forbes: Abramoff pal sentenced to 20 months for scandal Forbes: Abramoff pal sentenced to 20 months for scandal (10/26)
"U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle sentenced former lobbyist Kevin Ring to 20 months in federal prison followed by 30 months of probation. This ends years of litigation by sentencing the last man standing in the political lobbying scandal...
Federal Eye: Court orders Abramoff book profits to go to tribes Federal Eye: Court orders Abramoff book profits to go to tribes (10/17)
"Disgraced ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff might hope his upcoming book sells well, but he won’t see all of the profits from it. A federal court has garnished money earned from “Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s Most...
In The Loop: Jack Abramoff working on  his tell-all lobbying book In The Loop: Jack Abramoff working on his tell-all lobbying book (10/07)
"Jack Abramoff might have a book on the way, but literary lucre isn’t in his future. When we reported last week that Abramoff was penning a first-person account of his adventures in uber-lobbying, some readers fretted that he stood to...
Federal judge won't impose lengthy  sentence on Abramoff figure Federal judge won't impose lengthy sentence on Abramoff figure (09/21)
A federal judge won't be imposing a lengthy sentence on Kevin Ring, an associate of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. After two trials, Ring was convicted of five felony counts. Federal prosecutors said he showered gifts on Congressional aides and...
Prosecutors seek a  lengthy sentence for Abramoff associate Prosecutors seek a lengthy sentence for Abramoff associate (08/31)
Federal prosecutors are seeking a lengthy sentence for Kevin Ring, an associate of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. After two trials, Ring was convicted of five felony counts. Prosecutors said he showered gifts on Congressional aides and Bush administration officials...
Abramoff figure told to  pay $17.7M restitution to law firm Abramoff figure told to pay $17.7M restitution to law firm (04/21)
Michael Scanlon, one of the major figures in the Jack Abramoff scandal, must pay $17.7 million in restitution to the law firm that represented tribes, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. Scanlon pleaded guilty to defrauding his tribal clients. As...

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