Monday, September 15, 2008

The Abramoff Scandal is not over -- It's Kevin Ring's turn at bat

it's like baseball -- many, many innings -- way over nine....and they all know Mr. McCain....* so John or Barack better reform fast!

ah, my google alert!

Google News Alert for: Jack Abramoff
Road project played a role in lobbyist’s arrest Helena Independent Record - Helena,MT,USAWASHINGTON — A rural road in southeastern Montana has become entangled in the long-running Jack Abramoff scandal, factoring into the arrest of a Washington ...See all stories on this topic

Editorial: Exhibit A in the case for change Sacramento Bee - CA, USAJohn Doolittle, R-Roseville, who went to work for ├╝ber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. (See the ProPublica Web site: s3.amazonaws.com/ propublica/assets/docs/ring_ ...See all stories on this topic

Montana road project figured into lobbyist's arrest... KXNet.com ... KXMC - Minot,ND,USAAP WASHINGTON (AP) A rural road in southeastern Montana has become entangled in the long-running Jack Abramoff scandal, factoring into the arrest of a ...See all stories on this topic

*from Wikipedia

Kevin A. Ring
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_A._Ring

Kevin A. Ring was a lobbyist and Republican Congressional staffer. After leaving Team Abramoff at Greenberg Traurig in 2005, he joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP law firm in Washington, DC. He resigned from Barnes and Thornburg on April 13, 2007, the same day the FBI raided John Doolittle's home, for whom he had been a staffer.[1][2] On September 5, 2008 "a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. returned a ten-count public-corruption indictment"[3] against Ring.

On June 28, 2005, Jon Kamman reported in The Arizona Republic that Ring no longer represented the Hopi Tribe following "harsh questioning" by Senator
John McCain (R-Arizona) on Ring's "dealings with now-disgraced lobbyist" Jack Abramoff. Ring resigned and Barnes & Thornburg, the "lobbying firm he works for also pulled out, the Hopis announced. ... Neither the tribe nor the Barnes & Thornburg firm in Washington would comment on whether the split was entirely voluntary."[4]

One of "more than a dozen lobbyists who were members of Team Abramoff, the tight-knit group who worked under Abramoff when he was at the lobbying helm of the Washington office of Greenberg Traurig and, before that, Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds LLP," Ring was asked to resign from Greenberg Traurig. [5][6]

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