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Abramoff claims Sen. Inouye forced ouster at lobbying firm





In his forthcoming book, disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff says Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) cost him a job.

Abramoff was working as a consultant for Cassidy & Associates. According to the book, Inouye told the firm’s leader, Gerry Cassidy, to fire Abramoff.

“He had been warned by Sen. Daniel Inouye [D-Hawaii], one of Cassidy’s biggest allies on the Hill, that if I were associated with their firm, they were no longer welcome in his Senate office,” Abramoff writes in the book, an advance copy of which was obtained by The Hill. “Cassidy had no choice but to let me go.”

Abramoff served nearly four years in federal prison for defrauding tribes and bribing members of Congress.

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