Daily Kos: Bank fraud indictment for Abramoff today?

Bank fraud indictment for Abramoff today?
by Plutonium Page
Thu Aug 11th, 2005 at 12:28:16 CDT

Hey, remember this guy?

Federal prosecutors are seeking bank fraud charges against lobbyist Jack Abramoff, a key figure in investigations involving House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, The Associated Press learned Thursday.

The charges stem from the 2000 purchase by Abramoff and his partners of SunCruz Casinos and the alleged use of a fake wire transfer of $23 million aimed at influencing lenders to provide millions of dollars for the deal. Exact details of the charges were not immediately available.

A grand jury, meeting in Miami, could hand up indictments against Abramoff as early as Thursday, federal law enforcement sources said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the grand jury indictment had not been finalized.

And, coincidentally, there's more news about DeLay today. What a corrupt S.O.B.:

A federal audit of a political fundraising committee founded by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay found that it failed to report more than $300,000 in debts owed to vendors and incorrectly paid for some committee activities with money from another DeLay-connected political committee.

The Federal Election Commission's report didn't indicate whether it would pursue enforcement action against Americans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee.

Do NOT let anyone forget about DeLay, his Abramoff connection, and any other connections he might have.

Everything he touches is tainted. Let's pray that he doesn't resign - or isn't frogmarched - until after the 2006 elections.

Daily Kos: Bank fraud indictment for Abramoff today?


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