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People convicted in the Abramoff/lobbying investigation

This article from the AP is worth going to and studying. It has interesting insights into how money works inside our government. The most interesting one to me is the woman who was convicted for tax evasion and obstruction of a Senate investigation, who was a Co-Founder of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy.

Full story, including list of people convicted is here. Excerpts at jump.


People convicted in the Abramoff investigation
By The Associated Press

Lawmakers, lobbyists, Bush administration officials, congressional staffers and businessmen caught up in the Jack Abramoff public corruption probe:

_Abramoff was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison on charges of mail fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion…

_ Italia Federici, co-founder of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, was sentenced to two months in a halfway house, four years on probation and a $74,000 fine after agreeing to help federal investigators. She pleaded guilty to tax evasion and obstruction of a Senate investigation into Abramoff’s relationship with officials at the Department of Interior…

_Michael Scanlon, a former Abramoff business partner and DeLay aide, pleaded guilty in November 2005 to conspiring to bribe public officials in connection with his lobbying work on behalf of Indian tribes and casino issues. He is cooperating with investigators…

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