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Ohio Congressman vouched for indicted Abramoff pal


Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) once inserted comments into the Congressional Record backing a partner of Jack Abramoff who has now been indicted along with the disgraced lobbyist.

On October 26, 2000, Ney praised Abramoff pal Adam Kidan as a businessman with a "renowned reputation for honesty and integrity." He hailed the purchase of a fleet of casino boats by Abramoff and Kidan as "positive."

Abramoff and Kidan have since been indicted on bank fraud charges for their $147 million purchase of SunCruz. Authorities allege they faked a $23 million wire transfer.

Get the Story:
Bob Ney, Character Witness (Slate 8/15)
Congressional Scandal Roundup (Time 8/15)

Relevant Links:
Rep. Bob Ney - http://ney.house.gov

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