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Feehery: Inside DeLay’s Office

Former DeLay Communications Director John Feehery submitted an opinion piece entitled "Hammered" that ran in the Washington Post’s Sunday Outlook section describing his experience working in DeLay’s office (Feehery's spin in the piece on his time in DeLay’s office is “I didn’t do anything wrong, it was all Buckham, Rudy,

DeLay Legal Woes Affecting Campaign

The Houston Chronicle has a story on how  DeLay's ties to Abramoff,  Scanlon, and his own  indictments are hanging over him like a black cloud and how the scandals are affecting his campaign to retain his TX-22 seat.


Abramoff Pleads Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

This just in...Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty today to federal charges of conspiracy, tax evasion, and mail fraud. According to the AP, the papers filed today:

detailed lavish gifts and contributions that it said Abramoff gave an unnamed House member, identified elsewhere as Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Administration Committee, in return for Ney's agreement to use his office to aid Abramoff clients.

Will Ney fall next?

Toward the end of the Washington Post's follow up to the New York Times' Jack Abramoff piece, there's this interesting nugget:

Abramoff's decision

I agree with Josh's take on this Sun-Sentinel story regarding Adam Kidan's guilty plea-to-be. Kidan was Abramoff's business partner in a shady and fraudulent deal to buy Sun Cruz casino liners, which led to the gangland-style murder of the previous owner.

Gov-elect of Northern Marianas Islands cooperating with Abramoff/DeLay investigation

Nationwide Coverage of Scanlon Plea

The Scanlon plea is headline news across the country with this being a popular headline: "Ex-DeLay aide pleads guilty in corruption case".

Scanlon's plea agreement

Here's the document (pdf).


Scanlon enters guilty plea

...and he's ordered to pay $19 million in restitution to tribes.

(So much for that Delaware beach house.)

Who will he take down with him?


We've got mail

Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 2 (both large PDFs) from Sen. McCain's hearings on the Abramoff/Scanlon/Reed/DeLay/Norquist scandals involving $82 billion in bilked fees from six Native American tribes.