Posts Tagged ‘lobbyist’

Ex-Cochran aide involved with Abramoff kicked out of halfway house

by Associated Press Published: February 22,2012

Tags: aide, federal government, haslfway house, kickback, lobbying, lobbyist, prison, Senator

WASHINGTON — A former aide to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) convicted in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal must spend 15 weekends in jail after getting kicked out of her halfway house for bringing in a steak knife. Ann Copland’s attorney told the judge who sentenced her yesterday that she mistakenly left the knife and a […] [...]

Ex-lobbyist details how he bilked Choctaws for $20M

by Associated Press Published: November 9,2011

Tags: casinos, gambling, gaming, hospitality, hotels, lobbying, lobbyist, lodging, Politics, restaurants, tourism, tourists, visitors

PHILADELPHIA — Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff writes in his new book that he spent $20 million from the Choctaw Indians in Mississippi to defeat gambling expansion in Alabama because it would compete with the Choctaws’ casinos. Abramoff writes that he funneled the money from the Choctaw tribe through nonprofit groups over a five-year period to […] [...]

Madison Co. lobbyist paid $75K annually to lobby Washington

by Associated Press Published: October 19,2010

Tags: lobbyist, Madison County, Mississippi Legislature, Steve Seale, Tim Johnson

CANTON — Madison County has expanded the duties of its lobbyist to include presenting local issues to the Mississippi Legislature. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the board of supervisors voted 4-1 Monday for a six-month contract for Jackson lawyer Steve Seale to push for local issues before state officials. He has been paid $75,000 annually to […] [...]

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