The Justice Department is investigating the dealings of former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who collected tens of millions of dollars in fees from casino-rich Indian tribes and directed the tribes to make contributions to dozens of lawmakers and political groups. The charts below reflect 1999-2004 contributions by Abramoff, his tribal clients and the lobbyists that make up Team Abramoff:
Conrad Burns Patrick Kennedy J.D. Hayworth SOURCE: Federal Election Commission records, the Center for Public Integrity, 1999-2004 BY DEREK WILLIS AND LAURA STANTON—THE WASHINGTON POST Where the Money Came From . . . 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 $593,238 $705,085 $1.21 million $725,013 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 T E A M A B R A M O F F A B R A M O F F Yearly contribution totals for Abramoff, his lobbyists and tribal clients: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Tigua Indian Reservation Pueblo of Sandia Pueblo of Santa Clara Total Tribal Contributions, 1999-2004 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 $1.25 million $590,672 DEMOCRATS Yearly totals, by party MILLIONS $1.2 $444,145 $267,068 REPUBLICANS $1,664,464 1,157,998 863,460 326,310 320,875 258,250 51,000 19,550 T R I B E S T R I B E S Abramoff *Includes non-partisan PACs and corporate PACs $266,743 $146,590 Conrad Burns MT Chairman, Senate Interior appropriations subcommittee 131,000 Patrick J. Kennedy RI House Appropriations Committee 86,750 J.D. Hayworth AZ House Resources Committee 81,750 J. Dennis Hastert IL Speaker of the House 79,750 John T. Doolittle CA House leadership & Appropriations Committee 71,000 Tom DeLay TX former House majority leader 68,500 Thad Cochran MS Senate Appropriations Committee 62,485 Robert W. Ney OH Chairman, House Administration Committee 49,480 Patty Murray WA Senate Appropriations Committee 47,000 Harry M. Reid NV Senate minority leader 45,500 Jim McCrery LA House Ways & Means Committee 44,500 Sam Brownback KS Senate Appropriations Committee 44,050 Byron L. Dorgan ND Ranking Democrat, Senate Interior appropriations subcommittee 41,750 Thomas A. Daschle SD former Senate minority leader 39,500 Richard A. Gephardt MO former House minority leader 37,500 Don Nickles OK former Senate assistant majority leader 36,000 Richard W. Pombo CA Chairman, House Resources Committee 34,250 George W. Bush President of the United States 33,000 Harold Rogers KY House Appropriations Committee 31,500 Charles E. Grassley IA Chairman, Senate Finance Committee Top 20 Individual Recipients Dems. GOP 1is both 8were/are on appropriations committees or subcommittees were/are leadership 6 GOP Dems. National Party Committee Recipients National Republican Senatorial Committee $395,000 $337,500 $307,000 National Republican Congressional Committee Republican National Committee Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Democratic National Committee $353,480 $332,000 $73,500 $1.04 million $758,980 $181,000 $78,258 Where the Money Went . . . Democrats: $1.88 million Republicans: $3.41 million 35.1% 63.7% Independent: $3,000 Other*: $58,285 $5,355,039 1999-2004 Total: Tribes $4.7 million Abramoff (and spouse) $250,578 Team Abramoff (and spouses) $442,554 Among the top 20 . . .
Who Is Team Abramoff?
The following individuals lobbied for tribal clients of Jack Abramoff and, along with some of their spouses, contributed money to politicians. Name Spouse Background Edward P. Ayoob former aide to Sen. Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) Amy F. Berger former aide to Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) Diane J. Blagman former chief of staff to former Rep. Bob Carr (D-Mich.) Todd A. Boulanger Jessica Insib former aide to former Sen. Robert C. Smith (R-N.H.) Will Brooke former aide to Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) Linsey Crisler Duane R. Gibson former aide to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) Shana Tesler Hook Samuel Hook former Clinton White House official James Forrest Miller Brigham Pierce former aide to former Rep. Jim Santini (R-Nev.) Ronald L. Platt former aide to former Sen. Lloyd M. Bentsen (D-Tex.) Kevin Ring Kerrie A. Ring former aide to Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-Calif.) Sara Rizzo Tony Rudy Lisa Rudy former aide to Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) Gary Shiffman former aide to former Sen. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) Stephanie Leger Short former aide to former Sen. John Breaux (D-La.) Alan Slomowitz former aide to former Rep. Robert A. Borski (D-Pa.) Michael D. Smith worked for Gore-Lieberman 2000 campaign Shawn M. Vasell former aide to Burns Neil Volz former chief of staff to Rep. Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio) Michael E. Williams Victoria Williams former NRA lobbyist Padgett R. Wilson former aide to former Sen. Paul Coverdell, (R-Ga.)