Transportation earmarks linked to Abramoff clients
Six earmarks in the 2004 transportation appropriation bill -- including two for tribes -- have been linked to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Taxpayers for Common Sense said $1.425 million went to the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, who were Abramoff's biggest client. Another $2.2 million went to the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan.

John Albaugh, a former aide to ex-Rep. Ernest Istook (R-Oklahoma), admitted that he inserted the earmarks in the bill at the best of an Abramoff associate in exchange for gifts.

Get the Story:
Former Rep. Istook’s earmarks lead to tangled trail in Abramoff probe (The Hill 6/4)
Mapping the road to ruin for Istook's ex-aide (The Oklahoman 6/4)

Court Document:
US v. John Albaugh (June 2, 2008)

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Ex-Istook aide pleads guilty in Abramoff scandal (6/3)