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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:08 AM
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Aide to Rep. Don Young (Corrupt Bastards Club, Alaska) Indicted In Abramoff Scam
Don Young Aide The Latest To Be Indicted In Abramoff Scam
By Zachary Roth - March 6, 2009 - http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/03/don_y...


Yet another indictment in the Jack Abramoff case...

The Justice Department has announced that Fraser Verrusio, the other Hill staffer who went on that 2003 Team-Abramoff-funded trip to the World Series -- including a trip to a strip club and a chauffeur-driven limousine -- has been charged with accepting an illegal gift, and failing to report it on his financial disclosure form.

Last November, Trevor Blackann, an aide to Sen. Kit Bond, pleaded guilty to failing to report that same trip.

Verusio was at the time a policy director on the House Transportation committee. According to the indictment, he accepted the trip in exchange for inserting into the Federal Highway bill amendments favorable to an equipment rental company, which had hired Abramoff's firm to lobby for it.

Todd Boulanger and James Hirni, two members of Abramoff's team, have already pleaded guilty in connection with the scheme. ............
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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:16 AM
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1. The Murkowski and Palin families must be quaking in their boots!
Tip of the seediest of seedy icebergs this story I reckon.
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