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Title:
Heist : superlobbyist Jack Abramoff, his Republican allies, and the buying of Washington
Author:
Stone, Peter H., 1946-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2006]

©2006
Physical Description:
214 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Before he took up lobbying, Jack Abramoff was an aspiring moviemaker who cowrote and produced Red Scorpion, a Cold War potboiler starring hulking Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren. It drew decidedly mixed reviews. Century Strategies, Ralph Reed's Georgia-based consulting firm, was paid close to 6 million dollars by two of Abramoff's casino-rich tribal clients. A little more than a third of the money was funneled through a "think tank" that Scanlon set up in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, a seaside getaway three hours from Washington. It was run with the help of a lifeguard and a yoga instructor. Six casino-rich Indian tribes paid an astonishing total of 82 million dollars to superlobbyish Jack Abramoff and public relations whiz Michael Scanlon. Abramoff and Scanlon devised a secret a kickback scheme-dubbed "Gimme five"-to split and pocket more than 40 million dollars of these tribal payments.
Language:
English
Contents:
Double-dealing -- The birth of a lobbyist -- Miami vice -- The Indian casino empire -- The fix -- The influence machine -- Conduits are us -- Endgame -- The rules of the game.
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ISBN:
9780374299316
Format :
Book

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