Lobbyist probe to look at aides' hiring

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The investigation into an influential lobbyist is focusing on whether congressional aides were offered jobs for legislative favors, The New York Times reported.

Abramoff probe zeroes in on Congress

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors investigating lobbyist Jack Abramoff are focusing on several congressional representatives, the Washington Post reported. The newspaper, citing sources close to the case, said Rep. Robert Ney, R-Ohio, and his former chief of staff have

U.S. lobbyist pleads guilty to bribery

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Washington lobbyist Michael Scanlon has pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe a congressman and other as part of a plea agreement.

New charges filed in lobbyist probe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A former spokesman for U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, was charged Friday with conspiring to defraud Indian tribes of millions of dollars.

Lobbyist said he could set up Bush meeting

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Jack Abramoff, under investigation for lobbying irregularities, told Gabon's leader he could set up a meeting with U.S. President Bush for $9 million.

Ohio's Ney sets up defense fund

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, told the House he has been subpoenaed in the investigation of a lobbyist and has set up a legal defense fund.

Ohio congressman subpoenaed

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury in Washington has subpoenaed Rep. Robert Ney, R-Ohio, in connection with its investigation into lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Lobbyist's fundraising linked to DeLay

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- E-mail communications reportedly show lobbyist Jack Abramoff raising money for U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay through a private charity.

GOP quashes Foxcom investigation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., has denied a request by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for a probe of a Foxcom Wireless contract.

Report: Lobbyist used favors to kill bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A new account of a multi-player lobbying campaign that defeated an anti-gambling bill puts mega-lobbyist Jack Abramoff in a bad light.

Former Tyco counsel withdraws nomination

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- President Bush's nominee for deputy attorney general, under scrutiny for his ties with indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, withdrew his nomination Friday.

Thatcher questioned in U.S. DeLay probe

LONDON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was questioned in connection with the U.S. Congressional inquiry into leading House Republican Tom DeLay.

Alleged Gotti associate held in shooting

MIAMI, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A former associate of John Gotti is one of three men arrested in the alleged gangland-style killing of a South Florida casino magnate.

Indicted lobbyist bragged of Rove contact

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A lobbyist indicted for fraud and conspiracy claimed he was could reach White House adviser Karl Rove regarding a tax legislation and federal contracts.

Top Bush official accused of corruption

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's top procurement official was charged with lying and obstructing a criminal investigation of GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Feds probe Abramoff ties to official

WASHNGTON, D.C., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A task force is reportedly investigating allegations lobbyist Jack Abramoff hoped to hire an Interior official who had promised to block an Indian casino.

Washington lobbyist Abramoff indicted

MIAMI, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a business partner have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Florida on wire fraud and conspiracy charges.

Washington insider Abramoff indicted

MIAMI, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- FBI agents Thursday searched for once-powerful Washington lobbyist and Republican insider Jack Abramoff after he was indicted by a federal grand jury.

Abramoff was subpoenaed in 2002 case

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Lobbyist Jack Abramoff, under investigation for his financial dealings with Indian tribes, was the subject of a Guam grand jury probe in 2002.

U.S. House ethics panel at impasse

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. House ethics committee, which has met for one day this term, has been shut down and it may not resume activities until next year.

More Abramoff contacts with Congress noted

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Two Democrats and two aides of U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, took trips at least partially paid for a lobbyist at the center of an ethics controversy.

Rep. DeLay says 2000 trip was kosher

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay Tuesday denied reports he violated House ethics rules on a trip to London five years ago.

Lobbyist used four Washington skyboxes

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A powerful Washington lobbyist spent about $1 million annually provided by his tribal clients to lease four sports skyboxes in and near the nation's capital.

Indian tribes gave GOP lobbyist millions

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- A top Republican lobbyist in Washington got $10 million from an executive whom he recommended for work with wealthy Indian tribes that run casinos.

UPI's Capital Comment for January 22, 2003

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.
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