Abramoff redirected fees owed to lobbying firm
Jack Abramoff defrauded the Greenberg Traurig firm out of lobbying fees, according to the Department of Justice.

Abramoff got some of the his clients to pay their fees to his partner, Michael Scanlon, instead of the firm, federal prosecutors said. In one case, Sandia Pueblo of New Mexico paid a lower monthly fee to Greenberg Traurig in order to pay $2.75 million to Scanlon, who gave a cut to Abramoff.

Abramoff never informed the tribe or other clients that he received a kickback from Scanlon, according to prosecutors.

Abramoff also convinced clients to pay fees to his nonprofit, the Capital Athletic Foundation, even though told the Tigua Tribe of Texas that he had nothing to do with the organization, tribal leaders have said.

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Prosecutors: Abramoff Cheated Greenberg Traurig Out of Fees (The Daily Business Review 9/10)
Jack Abramoff's SunCruz term to be reduced (The Miami Herald 9/9)

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