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Jack Abramoff

Short take: Scalise emits the scent of Eau de Abramoff

After he got out of federal prison on felony corruption charges, disgraced former super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff offered a little advice to those who practice his former craft in Washington, D.C.:

August 08, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

Gun manufacturers and lobbyists hinder solutions

Although the following people are from different occupations — "Boss" William Tweed of New York, "Boss" Tom Pendergast of Kansas City, Grover Norquist of the American tax pledge, Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association, Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff — all are associated with influence…

February 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Former Bond aide spends time behind bars for '03 World Series trip

The Associated Press is reporting that Trevor Blackann, a former aid to then-Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, was sentenced to five hours in jail for failing to report a trip to the World Series eight years ago that was paid by lobbyists. Here is the AP story:

October 18, 2011 11:10 amLoading…
casino jack

casino jack

Kevin Spacey, left, plays Jack Abramoff, lobbyist and Washington power broker, while Barry Pepper, plays his former partner, Michael Scanlan, in the "Casino Jack."

January 07, 2011 1:40 pmLoading…
casino jack

casino jack

Kevin Spacey, left, plays Jack Abramoff, lobbyist and Washington power broker, while Barry Pepper, plays his former partner, Michael Scanlan, in the "Casino Jack."

January 07, 2011 1:40 pmLoading…
Director George Hickenlooper, in his own words

Director George Hickenlooper, in his own words

In September, St. Louis-born director George Hickenlooper presented his political satire "Casino Jack" at the Toronto International Film Festival. Later that night, at a premiere party in a Toronto restaurant, Hickenlooper accepted the Spotlight Award from the Creative Coalition, an arts-adv…

January 06, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…
Casino Jack

Casino Jack

Kevin Spacey stars as Jack Abramoff in "Casino Jack" (ATO Pictures)

January 05, 2011 12:50 pmLoading…
St. Louis International Film Festival to feature George Hickenlooper tribute

St. Louis International Film Festival to feature George Hickenlooper tribute

HICKENLOOPER TRIBUTE: Following the unexpected death Saturday of native St. Louisan George Hickenlooper, 47, the St. Louis film festival, which kicks off Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. with a screening of Hickenlooper's latest film, will feature a tribute to him.

November 02, 2010 4:15 pm Video Loading…

Aide to disgraced lobbyist is ready for his second trial

WASHINGTON • Prosecutors are retrying an associate of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, although an earlier jury couldn't agree he broke the law, a key witness won't be back and a recent Supreme Court decision could make such corruption cases harder to prove.

October 18, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
He's no witch: Carnahan campaign bemoans "boring" Blunt

He's no witch: Carnahan campaign bemoans "boring" Blunt

When Delaware Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell won the Republican Senate primary last month, Democrats could hardly contain their glee at facing a general election opponent whose colorful biography includes dabbling in witchcraft.

October 11, 2010 10:19 am Related Loading…

I'll vote for Carnahan because she's not a Blunt

Roy Blunt is a Washington insider that was deeply involved with the K Street Project to ensure a "permanent Republican majority". Free and fair elections wouldn't matter. Blunt represented the GOP, Jack Abramhoff was from K Street.

September 28, 2010 5:27 pmLoading…
Blunt's ties to Abramoff resurface

Blunt's ties to Abramoff resurface

Carnahan reminds voters of the overlapping political circles with the convicted lobbyist.

September 07, 2010 12:05 am Photos

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Jack Abramoff

Jack Abramoff

Jan. 3, 2006 -- Jack Abramoff leaves Federal Court in Washington. The lobbyist pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud, agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors investigating influence peddling that threatens powerful members of the U.S. Congress. (AP Photo…

September 06, 2010 8:25 pmLoading…

Ex-aide to Blunt, Bond pleads guilty in Jack Abramoff case

The federal investigation into corruption connected to the lobbying activities of Jack Abramoff just got more interesting in Missouri political circles. A former aide to Missouri Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond and U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt of Springfield pleaded guilty in federal court today.

November 20, 2008 3:09 pmLoading…
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