Jack Abramoff

Jack Abramoff

Jack A. Abramoff (/ˈeɪbrəmɒf/; born February 28, 1958) is an American former lobbyist, businessman, movie producer, and writer. He was at the heart of an extensive corruption investigation that led to his conviction and to 21 persons either pleading guilty or being found guilty, including White House officials J. Steven Griles and David Safavian, U.S. Representative Bob Ney, and nine other lobbyists and Congressional aides.

Abramoff was College Republican National Committee National Chairman from 1981 to 1985, a founding member of the International Freedom Foundation, allegedly financed by apartheid South Africa, and served on the board of directors of the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank. From 1994 to 2001 he was a top lobbyist for the firm of Preston Gates & Ellis, and then for Greenberg Traurig until March 2004.

After a guilty plea in the Indian lobbying scandal and his dealings with SunCruz Casinos in January 2006, he was sentenced to six years in federal prison for mail fraud, conspiracy to bribe public officials, and tax evasion. He served 43 months before being released on December 3, 2010. After his release from prison, he wrote the book Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Corruption From America's Most Notorious Lobbyist which was published in November 2011.

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.

Read more about Jack Abramoff:  Early Life, College and Law School Years, Work in Film Production, and South Africa Connections, Seattle-based Lobbying, Abramoff Joins Greenberg Traurig, Access To The Bush Administration, Abramoff Organizations, Scandal and Criminal Investigations, Incarceration, Post-release Life

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... The Hard Truth About Corruption From America's Most Notorious Lobbyist Abramoff wrote after he was released from prison was published ... In its last chapter, titled “Path to Reform”, Abramoff portrays himself as someone who supports genuine reform and lists a number of proposals to eliminate bribery ... Abramoff has become a critic of the lobbying industry and has appeared on radio and television, “trying.. ...
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... An "ardent opponent of casino gambling," Doolittle held a fundraiser at Jack Abramoff's skybox at the MCI Center in February, 1999 ... Abramoff, who rented the boxes himself, billed Indian tribes lobbying fees to cover his cost ... These tribes had hired Abramoff to represent their casino interests ...
Greenberg Traurig - Controversies - Lobbying and Jack Abramoff Scandal
... In January 2001, lobbyist Jack Abramoff left Preston Gates Ellis to join Greenberg Traurig ... Abramoff brought a book of business then worth more than $6 million annually to Greenberg Traurig, according to his own estimates ... At the firm he assembled "Team Abramoff," a lobbying team that was involved in the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal and the monetary influence of Jack Abramoff ...
Monetary Influence Of Jack Abramoff
... The monetary influence of Jack Abramoff ran deep in Washington, as Jack Abramoff spent millions of dollars to influence and entertain both Republican and ... Abramoff had a reputation for largesse considered exceptional even by Washington standards ... free meals at his restaurant, Signatures, Abramoff maintained four skyboxes at major sports arenas for political entertaining at a cost of over $1 ...

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