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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Jack Abramoff
Behold, a passing cultural moment: An interested party contacted Inside the Beltway to point out that former Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Alejandro Mayorkas were classmates at Beverly Hills High School in — where-else? — California, members of the Class of 1977.
Disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff has a new talk radio show to offer advice on reforming politics.
Disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who says he once made $20 million in a year before going to federal prison on public corruption charges, wants to produce movies and a reality television show. And he would like to help reform the political system he exploited for years.
Jack Abramoff can't say he wasn't warned.
A former congressional aide named in the Jack Abramoff scandal avoided prison Thursday when a federal judge questioned why lawmakers tied to the convicted superlobbyist had successfully skirted prosecution while many of their staffers ended up in prison.
Audiences for politically charged dramas based on actual events don't always get the whole truth.
Kevin Spacey not only transforms into disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff in "Casino Jack," he gets to imitate former Presidents Clinton and Reagan, Al Pacino and many others.
A jury Monday convicted the final figure to face trial in the Abramoff lobbying scandal of most of the charges he faced, possibly ending one of the final chapters in a corruption case that "garnered attention from the Beltway and beyond."
A jury in the second trial of a key figure in the Abramoff lobbying scandal couldn't reach a verdict Wednesday and indicated it was struggling to do so.
The Justice Department has ended its investigation into former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and will file no charges, a DeLay attorney said Monday.
The Justice Department has ended its six-year investigation into former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and announced it will file no charges.
A lawyer for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay says the Justice Department has ended a probe of the Texas Republican and will not file any criminal charges.
A federal judge on Thursday let stand charges of honest-services fraud against a key figure in the Abramoff lobbying scandal - marking a victory for Justice Department prosecutors in the first high-profile challenge to one of the government's most widely used, yet recently narrowed, anti-corruption statutes.
Then we have Mr. Abramoff, the former uber-lobbyist who served more than three years in prison for fraud, tax evasion and corruption of public officials; he has written a memoir titled "Capitol Punishment."
"Corruption permeates Capitol Hill," Mr. Abramoff told the capacity crowd last year. "But a couple things to remember: don't break any rule, and try not to do anything that you would be embarrassed about if it was filmed and shown on the evening news — or put on YouTube."