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Below you'll find links to many of the documents related to the Abramoff scandal as well as to selected press coverage of the case. For more information on matters referred to in "Capitol Crimes" and the MOYERS ON AMERICA Citizens Class, visit the Timeline, Glossary, and Sites of Interest section.

The Emails

Take another look at some of the e-mails sent between the principal players featured in "Capitol Crimes."

Please note some of these exhibits are in PDF format. You'll need Adobe (PDF) reader.

Legal Documents

Charges Filed against Jack Abramoff in United States District Court for the District of Columbia on January 3, 2006, CSPAN (PDF)

Abramoff Plea Agreement in the United States District Court Southern District of Florida on January 4, 2006, CSPAN (PDF)

Michael Scanlon Plea Agreement in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Nov. 11, 2005 (PDF)

Tony Rudy Plea Agreement in the United States District Court Southern District of Florida on January 4, 2006, CSPAN (PDF)

Bob Ney Plea Agreement in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, September 13, 2006 (PDF)

"House Committee on Government Reform's Report on Jack Abramoff's White House Lobbying" (PDF)

Congressional Hearings

"Gimme Five" Investigation of Tribal Lobbying Matters
The final report of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee investigation into tribal lobbying. June 22, 2006 (PDF)

Senate Indian Affairs Committee
Delve deeper into the Senate Indian Affairs hearings related to the Abramoff scandal. For each hearing you can read witness testimony and peruse the exhibits.

  • November 17, 2005: Italia Federici, president of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy
  • November 2, 2005: Louisiana Coushattas, Mr. Abramoff's personal tax adviser and former Interior Department officials.
  • June 22, 2005: Former associates of Jack Abramoff, representatives of the Mississippi Choctaws and employees of non-profits used by Mr. Abramoff and Mr. Scanlon.
  • November 17, 2004: Michael Scanlon and representatives of the Tigua Indians.
  • September 29, 2004: Jack Abramoff and representatives of the Agua Caliente and Saginaw Chippewa.

Abramoff Scandal Coverage

"The Abramoff Scandal (R., Beltway)"
Rich Lowery, NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE, January 10, 2006

"Bruised Reed"
WORLD magazine, Jamie Dean, 11/19/05. The first in a series of articles by the Christian Evangelical WORLD Magazine investigating the links between Jack Abramoff and former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed. See also "House of Cards," "Coushatta Chronicle," and "Ideologue for Hire."

CapitalEye Report "Casting Off Abramoff"
A Center for Responsive Politics report listing lobbying fees and contributions related to Jack Abramoff, his clients and associates Michael Scanlon and Tony Rudy.

"The DeLay-Abramoff Money Trail"
THE WASHINGTON POST, Jeffrey Smith, 12/31/05, Connecting the dots on the complex financiallinks between Abramoff and former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

"The Friends of Tom DeLay"
Matthew Continetti, THE WEEKLY STANDARD, 4/17/06. Continetti is the author of THE K STREET GANG: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE REPUBLICAN MACHINE.

"The House That Jack Built"
Think Progress' overview of Jack Abramoff's connections throughout Washington, with links to original reporting explicating his complex network of relationships and events that led to his downfall.

Jack Abramoff - Off the Reservations
TEXAS OBSERVER'S Lou DuBose and Andrew Wheat's series on the Abramoff and DeLay stories. (Thin Reed, Senatorial Courtesy, The Pimping of the Presidency, No Picnic at Speaking Rock and K Street Croupiers)

"A Jackpot From Indian Gaming Tribes"
THE WASHINGTON POST, Susan Schmidt, 2/22/04, The original front page Washington Post story that was the beginning of the end for Abramoff's lobbying career.

"K Street Stumble"
NATIONAL JOURNAL, Peter Stone, 3/27/04. Peter Stone's first in a series of groundbreaking articles on the Abramoff affair. For more on Stone's Abramoff investigation, see "Grover and Jack's Long Adventure," and Ensnared in the Abramoff Probes and Abramoff's and DeLay's Foreign Adventures.

"A Lobbyist in Full"
NEW YORK TIMES, Michael Crowley, 5/1/05, NEW YORK TIMES Magazine feature, including Abramoff interview.

"A Lobbyist's Progress; Jack Abramoff and the end of the Republican Revolution"
WEEKLY STANDARD, Andrew Ferguson, 12/20/04, Tracing the Abramoff scandal back to the Reagan-era and the 1994 "Republican Revolution".

Talking Points Memo Muckraker - Jack Abramoff Archieve
Related stories archived from TPMmuckraker, one of the blogosphere's most active reporters on the Abramoff affair.

"The End of Legal Bribery: How the Abramoff case could change Washington"
WASHINGTON MONTHLY, Jeffrey Birnbaum, June 2006, Analysis of how the fallout of the Abramoff investigation could fundamentally alter the relationship between politicians and professional lobbyists.

"Washington's Invisible Man,"
This March 2006 VANITY FAIR article made its own headlines for its interview with Abramoff. (PDF)

THE WASHINGTON POST won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for its special coverage on the scandal.

"Writers' Bloc"
THE NEW REPUBLIC, Franklin Foer, 5/16/05. Franklin Foer's summary of the Abramoff saga and the various methods that Jack Abramoff used to influence policy and public opinion to benefit his clients and enrich himself.

Both NPR and MSNBC have harnessed interactive technology to present the complex relationships in the case: See MSNBC's interactive of The Jack Abramoff World and NPR's Six Degrees of Jack Abramoff

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