Thursday, March 13, 2008

Jack's back

The (elected) Guam Attorney General has indicted Jack Abramoff, court administrator Anthony Sanchez and the Greenberg Traurig law firm for some backdoor lobbying payments.

The story popped up in the Pacific Daily News, U.S. News and World Report, and The Miami Herald. Sorry, no PDN link; they want to charge you to look after a few days. I don't work for Gannett no more.

A Guam Grand Jury indicted them on allegations of a series of $9,000 payoffs totalling $324,000 to lobby the U.S. Congress. Sanchez and attorney Howard Hills were indicted previously.

There have also been allegations that Abramoff influence led to the firing of U.S. Attorney Fred Black The Nation.

If you're interested, here's the amended indictment.

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