Abramoff wants his (Web domain) name back

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff says the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee won't give him back his name, or rather his Web domain name.

Abramoff lobby ploy: Dangle job to aides

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Disgraced ex-U.S. lobbyist Jack Abramoff says the best way he got top congressional aides to do his will was to dangle a job that could triple their salary.

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Former Abramoff colleague sentenced

Former Abramoff colleague sentenced

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A former colleague of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced Wednesday for his role in an illegal lobbying scheme, the Justice Department said.

Abramoff friend's conviction upheld

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court in Washington Friday upheld the conviction of former U.S. official David Safavian, an associate of lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Former Abramoff business partner sentenced

Former Abramoff business partner sentenced

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A former business partner of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced in a U.S. District Court for his role in a corruption and fraud scheme.

Abramoff associate convicted in retrial

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Kevin Ring, a former associate of imprisoned Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, was convicted Monday of scheming to corrupt public officials.
DeLay trial opens in Austin

DeLay trial opens in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Lawyers for former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said at his money laundering and conspiracy trial Monday he is being prosecuted for "good politics."
Justice Dept. drops investigation of DeLay

Justice Dept. drops investigation of DeLay

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice department has dropped its six-year investigation of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, his attorney said Monday.

Abramoff probe nets ex-Labor employee

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Department of Labor staffer pleaded guilty to not reporting gifts received from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, the Justice Department said.
Charges fly in Arizona GOP primary

Charges fly in Arizona GOP primary

PHOENIX, March 8 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and his rival for the GOP nomination are trading charges about funding sources and alleged smear tactics, political analysts say.

Jack Abramoff nemesis' role cited in film

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The man who brought down ex-Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff said he did it to help fellow American Indians, not to steal clients or benefit Democrats.

Jury deadlocked in Abramoff figure's trial

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Jurors in the public corruption trial of a U.S. House aide-turned lobbyist said they were deadlocked, prompting the judge to say she would declare a mistrial.

Prosecutors: Abramoff pal gamed system

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- An associate of disgraced U.S. lobbyist Jack Abramoff lavished lawmakers and public officials with fine meals and event tickets, prosecutors say.

Ex-U.S. official indicted in Abramoff case

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A former U.S. government official was indicted Friday on corruption charges in the ongoing investigation of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, officials said.
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Jack Abramoff
Ken Salazar, D-CO, calls for a Special Council to investigate matters surrounding the Jack Abramoff lobying scandal during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 26, 2006. Salazar wants the Special Council to take over from the Justice Department to ensure against even the appearance of conflicts of interest or impropriety. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Jack Abramoff (pronounced /ˈeɪbrəmɒf/; born February 28, 1958) is a former American lobbyist and businessman. Convicted in 2006 of mail fraud and conspiracy, he was at the heart of an extensive corruption investigation that led to the conviction of White House officials J. Steven Griles and David Safavian, U.S. Representative Bob Ney, and nine other lobbyists and Congressional aides. He served 3 years, 6 months of a six-year sentence in federal prison before being released early to a Baltimore halfway house on June 8, 2010.

Abramoff was College Republican National Committee National Chairman from 1981 to 1985, and a founding member of the International Freedom Foundation. He later became a top lobbyist for the Preston Gates & Ellis and Greenberg Traurig firms. He served as a director of the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank, and Toward Tradition. His wife Pam and their five children live in Maryland.

Abramoff's lobbying and the surrounding scandals and investigation are the subject of two 2010 films: the documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money, released in May 2010, and the feature film Casino Jack, released on December 17, 2010, starring Kevin Spacey as Abramoff.

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