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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:21 AM

Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay Meet For Lunch In DC

Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay Meet For Lunch In DC
Posted: 12/05/2012 9:59 pm EST Updated: 12/05/2012 9:59 pm EST

Two former Washington power players taken down by scandal were reunited on Wednesday for a lunch meeting between old friends.

Jack Abramoff, the disgraced former lobbyist who spent over three years in prison on corruption charges, was spotted with former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) at a sushi restaurant in DC's Dupont Circle, according to the Washington Post. DeLay resigned from Congress in 2005 after felony money laundering charges surfaced during a campaign finance investigation. The former congressman was convicted in 2010 and sentenced to three years in prison; he is currently in the process of appealing that sentence.

Yahoo News confirmed the lunch date with an Abramoff spokesman, who said the meeting was not business-related.

"Abramoff and DeLay are old friends and had not seen each other in years," Abramoff representative Tim Bueler told Yahoo. "They were delighted to have a chance to catch up on personal and family matters, and that was it."

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/05/jack-abramoff-tom-delay_n_2248112.html

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Reply Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay Meet For Lunch In DC (Original post)
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 OP
The Wielding Truth Dec 2012 #1
tanyev Dec 2012 #2
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #3
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Dec 2012 #4
Guy Whitey Corngood Dec 2012 #5
haikugal Dec 2012 #6
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #8
Panasonic Dec 2012 #7
BadGimp Dec 2012 #9

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:50 AM

1. Are they breaking parole?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:24 AM

2. I thought I felt a disturbance in the force.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:30 AM

3. What? Was Satan out of town? (nt)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:57 PM

4. This before Delay goes off to jail?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:23 PM

5. Had I been at the same restaurant....

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Wait for it.... almost done.... here it comes...







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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:30 PM

6. Veeeeerrrrry Interesting!

Why isn't DeLay in jail? How does that work...and Abramoff has a 'representative'...amazing how corruption works isn't it. I haven't kept up with DeLay but I figure he's working as a lobbyist, has to be.

Thanks!

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Response to haikugal (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:15 AM

8. That 'representative' had better be unpaid

The disgraced superlobbyist debuted last month as a talk-radio host on XM Satellite Radio. It’s just part-time for now — 5 to 8 p.m. on Sundays — but who knows what lies ahead?
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“I support myself by public speaking and trying to work on as many appropriate and legitimate ventures as I can,” he said. There was also a book, “Capitol Punishment,” decrying the corruption of Washington’s revolving-door culture. And that brief stint at a pizzeria during his halfway house months. But no, a part-time radio gig does not pay much.

“I don’t make the kind of money that I used to,” he said. And he still owes millions in restitution to scammed clients.

“Every dollar I make and virtually every dollar I spend is supervised, and they take a hefty chunk,” he explained.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/jack-abramoff-on-his-new-job-as-talk-radio-host/2012/07/12/gJQATp6QgW_blog.html


If he's paying back his victims, he'd better not be allowed to spend money on 'representatives'.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:26 PM

7. Okay, time to re-arrest both of them

 

and force prison for life.

Felons shouldn't meet with each other.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:10 PM

9. The smell of sulfer must have been heavy in the air..

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