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Abramoff Scandal
Griles said to be under scrutiny in Abramoff probe


Former Interior deputy secretary J. Steven Griles is said to be under scrutiny in the Jack Abramoff corruption probe.

Griles reportedly favored Abramoff's tribal clients on gaming, land-into-trust, recognition and other matters. But the former official denied acting at Abramoff's urging. Griles is now a lobbyist with at least two tribal clients.

In addition to Griles, Abramoff has reportedly provided information about members of Congress and their staff and other Bush administration officials. His cooperation could lead to a reduction in his prison sentence for defrauding tribal clients.

Abramoff reported to a federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland, this morning. He is serving five years and 10 months for bank fraud in Florida. He has yet to be sentenced for his tribal lobbying crimes but prosecutors will recommend that both terms be served concurrently.

Get the Story:
Jack Abramoff reports to Md. prison (AP 11/15)
Abramoff Is to Begin Sentence Today (The Washington Post 11/15)
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Abramoff Set to Start Prison Term (The New York Times 11/15)
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Senate Finance Committee Democratic Report:
Text Only | Response to Democratic Staff | Investigation of Jack Abramoff�s Use of Tax-Exempt Organizations (October 12, 2006) Note: 18.3MB file may be slow to load.

Senate Finance Committee Materials:
Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy | Americans for Tax Reform | National Center for Public Policy Research | Citizens Against Government Waste | Toward Tradition | News Article Clippings

House Government Reform Committee Documents:
Report | Billing Records Spreadsheet | Attachment 1 | Attachment 2 | Press Release

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Abramoff Report:
�GIMME FIVE�� INVESTIGATION OF TRIBAL LOBBYING MATTERS (June 2006)

Exhibits:
Pre-2001 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | Undated | Finance

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