Wednesday, June 22, 2005

The Representative's Associates Take the Tribe for a Ride

A former Republican lobbyist and his partner charged a Mississippi Indian tribe $7.7 million in lobbying fees. But it turns out only a fraction of that actually went to expenses -- as the lobbyists claimed.

Jack Abramoff and his partner Michael Scanlon kept $6.6 million of the fee for themselves. Using only about $1.2 million to lobby on the issues the Indians wanted.

Mr Abramoff is currently at the center of ethics issues facing House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX). Mr Scanlon is a fromer spokesman for Rep DeLay. (WashPost)

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