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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 05:53 PM
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No honor among thieves. Grover Norquist stole from Jack Abramoff.
Edited on Mon Oct-16-06 05:54 PM by ck4829
"Jack Abramoff pled guilty to conspiracy to corrupt public officials, mail fraud and tax evasion on January 3, 2006. According to an investigative report on Abramoff's lobbying released in June 2006 by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) served as a "conduit" for funds that flowed from Abramoff's clients to surreptitiously finance grass-roots lobbying campaigns. A second group Norquist was involved with, the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, received about $500,000 in Abramoff client funds.

Norquist has been close friends with Abramoff since college, when he ran Abramoffs successful campaign to become national chairman of the College Republicans.

In 1996, the Choctaw tribe, an Abramoff client, donated $60,000 to ATR to oppose a tax on Indian casinos. The funds continued; in 1999, Norquist moved $1.15 million in Abramoff client money to Ralph Reed's for-profit political consulting company, Century Strategies, and to anti-gambling groups working to defeat a state lottery in Alabama. The money routing was deliberate: in one email reminder to himself, Abramoff wrote: "Call Ralph re Grover doing pass through."

ATR kept a small percentage of the funds that passed though the organization. In May 1999, Norquist asked Abramoff "What is the status of the Choctaw stuff?", in an email. "I have a 75g <$75,000> hole in my budget from last year. ouch." Abramoff eventually grew annoyed at the amount that Norquist took off the top before sending the money on, e-mails show. "Grover kept another $25 k!" Abramoff wrote in a February 2000 note to himself."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover_Norquist
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 05:55 PM
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1. Tax free I suppose?
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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 05:56 PM
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2. I love it.
at least it is 100,000 he didn't steal from us this time.
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 06:11 PM
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