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Tribal funds helped Abramoff's failed Jewish school


Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff funneled tribal donations to his non-profit organization into his failed school for Jewish boys, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Abramoff's tribal clients often gave money to the Capital Athletic Foundation, which was pitched as a group that helped inner-city children. But as much as $4 million ended up at the financially-strapped Eshkol Academy in suburban Maryland.

At one point, Abramoff tried to get the Tigua Tribe of Texas to take life insurance policies on elders and name Eshkol as the beneficiary. The tribe ended up rejecting the idea.

Abramoff closed the school after two years amid financial owes and investigations into his lobbying activities.

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