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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 04:41 PM
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How many grand juries and secret grand juries at work right now? Indictments soon?
Edited on Mon Apr-28-08 05:36 PM by L. Coyote
I can think of a few I'm waiting on, esp. Ted Stevens and Don Young.

Help me out here. What is the current list?

Abramoff, et.al. (Doolittle, Cunningham, ...)

Alaska Big Oil Chapter, the Corrupt Bastards Club

Who else??
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 04:44 PM
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1. Tom Delay?
Edited on Mon Apr-28-08 04:46 PM by maddezmom
Haven't heard a peep about his indictments lately.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 05:35 PM
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2. Yeah, this guy could bring down the House!!
He is part of the Abramoff inquiries too, the pay to play schemes.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...


DeLay indicted in campaign finance probe - Politics- msnbc.com http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9507677 /
Sep 28, 2005 Tom DeLay was indicted today on charges of conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_DeLay
Contributions from Russian oil executives
In December 2005, the Washington Post reported that, in 1998, a group of Russian oil executives had given money to a nonprofit advocacy group run by a former DeLay staffer and funded by clients of lobbyist Jack Abramoff in an attempt to influence DeLay's vote on an International Monetary Fund bailout of the Russian economy.<11> Associates of DeLay advisor Ed Buckham, the founder of the U.S. Family Network, said that executives from the oil firm Naftasib had offered a donation of $1,000,000 to be delivered to a Washington, D.C.-area airport in order to secure DeLay's support. On June 25, 1998, the U.S. Family Network received a $1 million check via money transferred through the London law firm James & Sarch Co. This payment was the largest single entry on U.S. Family Network's donor list. The original source of the donation was not recorded.<12> DeLay denied that the payment had influenced his vote.

........

DeLay may be one of the targets of the Justice Department investigation into Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff's actions. Abramoff allegedly provided DeLay with trips, gifts, and political donations in exchange for favors to Abramoff's lobbying clients, which included the government of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Internet gambling services, and several Native American tribes.<48> Two of DeLay's former political aides, Tony Rudy and Michael Scanlon, as well as Abramoff himself, pled guilty in 2006 to charges relating to the investigation. Political columnist Robert Novak has since reported that Abramoff "has no derogatory information about former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and is not implicating him as part of his plea bargain with federal prosecutors."<49>

According to ABC's 20/20 television program, Abramoff lobbied DeLay to stop legislation banning sex shops and sweatshops ........
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 06:12 PM
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3. I'm sure there are more Alaska state politicians
Edited on Mon Apr-28-08 06:14 PM by Blue_In_AK
who will be nailed, most notably Ben Stevens, and, I would hope, Frank Murkowski, among others. We heard a while ago that there were still at least a dozen investigations going on here, but there have been no new indictments since Tom Anderson, Pete Kott, Vic Kohring, and Bruce Weyhrauch, and the guilty pleas from Frank Prewitt, Jim Clark and the VECO guys. It's been eerily quiet here, but I have no doubt that there will be more.

My husband's theory is that the feds are waiting to indict Ben Stevens until Ted is out of the picture, power- and influence-wise -- either indicted himself or by being defeated in November -- so that he won't be able to save his boy.
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