The Abramoff Affair

The Abramoff Affair - The Abramoff Affair: Timeline 1958...

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The Abramoff Affair: Timeline 195 8 Jack Abramoff is born in Atlantic City. Family moves to CA and he grows up in Beverly Hills. 198 1 Abramoff graduates from Brandeis, comes to DC and runs for national chair of the College Republicans, where he forges lifelong bonds w/ Ralph Reed , Grover Norquist and Adam Kidan . 198 5 Abramoff and Norquist take charge of Citizens for America , conservative advocacy group created by drugstore magnate Lewis E. Lehrman. They are asked to leave after a dispute about finances. 198 6 Abramoff graduates from Georgetown law school, joins brother in film company and goes to Africa to work on "Red Scorpion," a Cold War thriller released in 1989. 199 4 GOP wins control of House for the first time in 40 years. Abramoff joins lobbying firm of Preston . He begins lobbying for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and quickly strikes up a political relationship with Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas). 199 5 Abramoff signs up the Miss Band of Choctaw Indians as a client, a casino-rich tribe he solicits. 199 7 Abramoff arranges for lawmakers and aides to take trips to the Marianas. On one such trip, DeLay calls the lobbyist "one of my closest and dearest friends." 199
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