March 29, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 29, 2006, the US Senate voted 90-8 in favor of a lobbying reform bill — the Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2006. The impetus for the legislation was a massive corruption scandal revolving around lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who was sentenced in a Florida fraud case on ...[read more]
January 3, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 3, 2006, prominent Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud related to the 2000 purchase of SunCruz Casinos by Abramoff and his business partners. In March 2006, a federal judge in Florida sentenced Abramoff to five years and ...[read more]
March 29, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On March 29, 2006, former lobbyist and businessman Jack Abramoff was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison on conspiracy and fraud charges stemming from his falsification of documents to procure a loan for the 2000 purchase of the SunCruz Casino in South Carolina. The investigation ...[read more]
January 17, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 17, 2006, Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) of the US House of Representatives introduced a proposal which would have restricted the gifts members of Congress could receive from lobbyists. The ethics reform plan was in response to the ethics scandal involving lobbyist Jack Abramoff and ...[read more]
August 16, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A lawyer for former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) confirmed Monday that a US Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal probe into DeLay's association with lobbyist Jack Abramoff has been dismissed without charges being filed. The investigation lasted six years and included grand jury ...[read more]
September 5, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
Former US lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for tax evasion, fraud and conspiracy. Judge Ellen S. Huvelle of the US District Court for the District of Columbia imposed less than the maximum sentence of 12.5 years but more than the three years and three months ...[read more]
August 28, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
The US Justice Department (DOJ) has asked federal judges in Florida and Washington, DC, to give lenient sentences to former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who has cooperated in the prosecution of several legislative and executive branch officials. Since 2006, Abramoff has been serving a six-year prison ...[read more]
April 23, 2008
by Jeannie Shawl
Former US Justice Department official Robert Coughlin II pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of criminal conflict of interest in connection to his relationship with disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Coughlin, charged on Monday, served as the deputy chief of staff of the DOJ's Criminal ...[read more]
April 21, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Federal prosecutors on Monday accused the former deputy chief of staff of the Department of Justice Criminal Division of criminal conflict of interest charges connected to his relationship with disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Robert Coughlin is accused of accepting gifts from Abramoff... ...[read more]
December 2, 2007
by Eric Firkel
The Bush administration is invoking a secrecy defense known as Glomarization to avoid disclosing hundreds of documents concerning White House visits by former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, according to AP citing court papers filed Friday. The administration is relying on a 1976 US Supreme Court ruling ...[read more]

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