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'''Jack Abramoff''' was a Republican lobbyist and good friend of [[Tom DeLay]], until he was caught taking bribes from both sides in a case of two [[Native American]] tribes that were fighting each other to get the other's casino shut down. He was also part of the Duke Cunningham scandal, which saw a sitting Congressman convicted of bribery.  This also led to the Dusty Foggo scandal, which saw the CIA's number 3 go to jail for bribery and money laundering.  And...
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[[File:Jack_Abramoff_at_"In_the_Dock"_2011.jpg|thumb|left|"''Bribes'', you say?"]]
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'''Jack Abramoff''' (1959 – ) was a [[Republican]] [[lobbyist]] and good friend of [[Tom DeLay]],<ref>[http://www.abramoff.com/10/biography/ From his website]</ref> until he was caught taking bribes from both sides in a case of two [[Native American]] tribes that were each fighting to get the other's [[gambling|casino]] shut down.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/story/2006/01/04/timeline-key-events-in-jack-abramoff-investigation.html Timeline of Key Events in Jack Abramoff Investigation]</ref>
  
Most of Congress quickly denounced him, but for some reason [[Dana Rohrabacher]] continued to support him all the way through.
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In 2002 there was also a grand jury investigation into some money he received. Strangely, a day after this investigation was announced the chief prosecutor for the case and instigator of the investigation was unexpectedly demoted by [[Dubya]] after which the whole thing fizzled out.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/27/politics/demotion-of-a-prosecutor-is-investigated.html]</ref>
  
(He was also the producer of an 80's anti-Commie action movie that got in serious trouble for using South African army units as extras, in direct violation of the anti-apartheid rules set up by the SAG.)
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He was also the producer of an '80s anti-[[commie]] action movie that got in serious trouble for using [[South Africa]]n army units as extras, in direct violation of the anti-[[apartheid]] rules set up by the SAG. Pro-freedom indeed.
  
Now a high powered pizza man.[http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/jack-abramoff-pizza-guy]
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Now a high powered, minimum wage pizza man.<ref>[http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/jack-abramoff-pizza-guy Crooks and Liars - Jack Abramoff, Pizza Guy]</ref>
  
==Not to be confused with==
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==Prison success story?==
*[[masturbation|Jacking off]]
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Since being released from [[prison]], he has (ostensibly) become a campaigner against the legalized bribery that is the US's lobbying system.  Old joke; a crooked politician can be bribed ten different ways, and an honest one a hundred.  He has written a {{wpl|Capitol Punishment (book)|book detailing his crimes}} and what as an insider he thinks should be done to fix the system, painting himself as a fallen knight seeking redemption.
*[[JAQing off]]
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==References==
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==External links==
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*[[SourceWatch]] has a [http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Jack_Abramoff more detailed page] on his shenanigans
  
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Jack Abramoff (1959 – ) was a Republican lobbyist and good friend of Tom DeLay,[1] until he was caught taking bribes from both sides in a case of two Native American tribes that were each fighting to get the other's casino shut down.[2]

In 2002 there was also a grand jury investigation into some money he received. Strangely, a day after this investigation was announced the chief prosecutor for the case and instigator of the investigation was unexpectedly demoted by Dubya after which the whole thing fizzled out.[3]

He was also the producer of an '80s anti-commie action movie that got in serious trouble for using South African army units as extras, in direct violation of the anti-apartheid rules set up by the SAG. Pro-freedom indeed.

Now a high powered, minimum wage pizza man.[4]

Prison success story?[edit]

Since being released from prison, he has (ostensibly) become a campaigner against the legalized bribery that is the US's lobbying system. Old joke; a crooked politician can be bribed ten different ways, and an honest one a hundred. He has written a book detailing his crimesWikipedia's W.svg and what as an insider he thinks should be done to fix the system, painting himself as a fallen knight seeking redemption.

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