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Coushatta Tribe's lobbying records subpoenaed


A federal grand jury has subpoenaed lobbying-related records of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana.

The tribe is one of several that paid high fees to Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon, a close associate. Tribal leaders paid at least $32 million to the pair in efforts to influence federal and state decisions.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is expected to hold hearings on the subject in September and has subpoenaed several Washington lobbyists. Just this Wednesday, the committee went into executive session to discuss the subpoenas. It is not known whether more were issued.

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Coushatta tribal records subpoenaed by grand jury (AP 7/22)

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