Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'mbci'

Choctaw chief to throw first pitch for Atlanta Braves

Beasley Denson, the miko of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, will throw out the first pitch for the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Denson told The Neshoba Democrat will be "practicing" for his debut on the mound. He was...

House committee to consider Abramoff report

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee meets today to consider its report on convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The report looked at contacts between the White House and Abramoff's lobbying team. It found that the Bush administration understated the extent...

Abramoff associates rewarded DOJ over Choctaw grant

Associates of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff promised to give Department of Justice staffers "anything they want" after securing a $16.9 million grant for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, according to a House report. The tribe, Abramoff's biggest client, sought...

Abramoff report cites White House influence

A forthcoming report from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee documents contacts between convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the Bush White House. The committee interviewed former White House officials who dealt with Indian issues. But Ruben Barrales and Jennifer...

New leader of Miss Choctaw construction firm

Jeff Graham has been named president of IKBI, Inc., a general contracting firm owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Graham has worked for the company for 3.5 years as director of operations. He replaces Josh Gambling, who...

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