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Articles by Jim McElhatton

Obama, McCain enlist former lobbyists

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are relying on Washington insiders and former lobbyists to scrutinize possible vice presidential candidates, even as they campaign against lobbyists as a corrosive force in the nation's capital. Published June 11, 2008

Gripe filed over McCain's lobbying ties

A watchdog group filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Monday questioning presumptive Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain's ties to lobbyists. Published June 10, 2008

Mob probes hit a hurdle

After announcing charges against reputed Gambino crime family members and associates, Labor Department investigators fear a Bush administration legal opinion could make it harder to investigate organized crime. Published June 6, 2008

Obama decree on funding limited to current lobbyists

Barack Obama's decision to tell the Democratic National Committee to stop taking money from lobbyists isn't likely to dent fundraising efforts because the policy only applies to current federal lobbyists, experts say. Published June 6, 2008

IRS seeks millions from tax swindler

A telecommunications executive once called the biggest tax cheat in U.S. history is getting hit with new Internal Revenue Service demands seeking hundreds of millions of dollars just as he starts a nine-year federal prison term. Published January 18, 2008

Justice seeks $40 million restitution from tax cheat

Telecommunications executive Walter C. Anderson, called the biggest tax cheat in U.S. history by the Justice Department, would have to pay the D.C. government more than $40 million in restitution under a recent request by federal prosecutors in preparation for his upcoming sentencing. Published March 5, 2007