Tigua Tribe seeing some restitution from Abramoff, partner
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Years after being defrauded out of $4.2 million, the Tigua Tribe
is finally seeing some restitution from Jack Abramoff and his partner in crime, Michael Scanlon.
But it isn't much. So far, the tribe has only recouped about $200,000, Lt. Gov. Carlos Hisa told The El Paso Times.
"There has been some money coming in from both -- more from Scanlon than Abramoff," Hisa told the paper.
Despite taking $4.2 million from the tribe, Abramoff and Scanlon reportedly only owe the Tiguas $1.85 million.
Scanlon sought to have his restitution amount lowered but was rejected by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
in a January 20 decision.
Get the Story:
Abramoff, Scanlon have repaid El Paso's Tiguas $200,000
(The El Paso Times 1/24)
Court Denies Abramoff’s Partner-in-Crime Reduction of $20M Restitution to Ripped-Off Indians
(Indian Country Today 1/23)
DC Circuit Decision:
US v. Scanlon
(January 20, 2012)
Tigua Tribe leader says
Jack Abramoff's apology is too late
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