posted on Sep, 23 2005 @ 10:17 AM
Jack Abramoff, who was recently indicted on fraud chrages stemming from a 2000 purchase of a casino boat fleet in Florida, had claimed that he was in
contact with Karl Rove in regards to a business deal that occured a few years ago.
Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff bragged two years ago that he was in contact with White House political aide Karl Rove on behalf of a large,
Bermuda-based corporation that wanted to avoid incurring some taxes and continue receiving federal contracts, according to a written statement by
President Bush's nominee to be deputy attorney general.
Timothy E. Flanigan, general counsel for conglomerate Tyco International Ltd., said in a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week that
Abramoff's lobbying firm initially boasted that Abramoff could help Tyco fend off a special liability tax because he "had good relationships with
members of Congress," including House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.).
Abramoff later said "he had contact with Mr. Karl Rove" about the issue, according to the statement by Flanigan, who oversaw Tyco's dealings with
Abramoff and his firm and received reports from Abramoff about progress in the lobbying campaign. Flanigan's statement is the latest indication that
Abramoff promoted himself as having ready access to senior officials in the Bush administration.
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I've been following this story since Abramoff's indictment in July. I was aware of his dealings, however, in 2000 and was following the story then
after the gangland style murder of Gus Boulis. This whole thing has quite a history.
It looks like this whole ordeal is going to take a lot of people with it.
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[edit on 27-9-2005 by DJDOHBOY]