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WayneMadsenReport.com Dec. 15, 2005

STATE BY STATE GOP SCANDAL SCORECARD

State

Investigation Target

Disposition

Alabama US Sen. Richard Shelby

Gov. Robert Riley

got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *.
Received contributions from DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff *
Alaska State Senate President Ben Stevens (son of US Senate Pro Temp Pres. Ted Stevens)
US Sen. Ted Stevens
Probed for accepting consulting fees from oil services firm Veco. Subject to a recall petition.
got contributions from Abramoff *
Arkansas Arkansas Republican Party Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff *
Arizona US Rep. J. D. Hayworth
US Rep. Rick Renzi
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
California

 

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger


US Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham


US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
US Rep. Doug Ose
US Rep. Richard Pombo

US Rep. John Doolittle


US Rep. Ed Royce
Ethics probe for accepting salary from two men’s fitness magazines while governor, possible kickback from American Media publisher to Schwarzenegger charity and silence money to a woman who had an extramarital affair with Schwarzenegger. This probe may go criminal.
Probed for bribery regarding financial ties with and favors for defense firm MZM. Pleaded guilty to tax evasion, conspiracy, Nov. 28, 2005.
Tied to Abramoff * scandal on loan papers. got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *, including Indian casino money
got contributions from Abramoff *
Colorado Colorado Republican Party Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff *
Connect-
icut
Gov. John Rowland
US Rep. Rob Simmons
Convicted, imprisoned 2004
got contributions from Abramoff *
Delaware Attorney General Jane Brady Accused of helping MBNA Bank of Wilmington skirt campaign finance laws.
Nation's

Capital

Washington,

DC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nation's

Capital

Washington,

DC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nation's

Capital

Washington,

DC

 

Jack Abramoff *, GOP lobbyist
Adam Kidan, DC Dial-a-Mattress franchise owner in DC and Abramoff * associate since College Republican days when Abramoff * was chairman
Michael Scanlon, former chief of staff to Tom DeLay


Steve Rosen, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Keith Weismann, AIPAC
Larry Franklin, Colonel, USAF Reserves, Dept. of Defense

Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President’s Chief of Staff


White House Deputy
Chief of Staff Karl Rove


David Safavian, Head of Procurement Policy, O.M.B., former Chief of Staff, General Service Administration
Ex-Corporation for Public Broadcasting Chairman and current Broadcasting Board of Governors member Kenneth Tomlinson
Patricia Harrison, President Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Vice-President
Dick Cheney
President
George W. Bush


J. Steven Griles, former Interior Deputy Secretary
Indicted, wire fraud, conspiracy
Indicted, wire fraud, conspiracy.

To plead guilty in
return for his
testimony against Abramoff *


Being probed for involvement in Indian casino scandal with Abramoff *, Kidan, and DeLay. Indicted Nov. 18, 2005 for conspiracy to defraud Indian tribes. Pleaded guilty Nov. 21.
Indicted for criminal conspiracy involving classified national security information
Indicted for criminal conspiracy involving classified national security information
Indicted for criminal conspiracy involving classified national security information


Probed for illegal disclosure of CIA classified information. Indicted on 5 counts: Obstruction of justice, making false statements and perjury
Probed for illegal disclosure of CIA classified information. New Grand Jury investigating Rove
Arrested by FBI for making
false statements about helping
Jack Abramoff * acquire two
Federal properties
in DC and Maryland
 

Under investigation
for violating the
Public Broadcasting Act


Probed for violating
Public Broadcasting Act


Investigated for criminal conspiracy in divulging the identity of covert CIA agent
Probed in Abramoff * scandal for accepting bags of illegal campaign cash from Seminole casino interests in Florida

Probed for links to Abramoff *

Florida US Rep. Katherine Harris, US Senate candidate
 

US Rep. Tom Feeney  


US Rep. Ric Keller

Probed for campaign donations from MZM, Inc. (related to Duke Cunningham probe)
got contributions from Abramoff *. Probed for corporate ties to Yang Enterprises, involved in over billing state of Florida. Feeney was Jeb Bush’s 1994 running mate for Lt. Gov.
got contributions from Abramoff * and Kidan.
Georgia

Ralph Reed,
candidate for Lt. Gov.


US Sen. John Isakson
US Sen.
Saxby Chambliss
US Rep. Phil Gingrey
US Rep. Jack Kingston
Probed for involvement in Abramoff *, Kidan, DeLay Indian casino money laundering.
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions
from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
Guam Gov. Felix Camacho Probed for ties to Abramoff * and demoting Acting US Attorney for Guam Frederick Black
Hawaii New Hawaii PAC and House GOP PAC
Dalton Tanonaka, former Lt. gubernatorial and congressional candidate
State US Rep. and House Minority Leader Galen Fox
Campaign violations filed against a number of GOP candidates for the state legislature and US House for skirting spending limits.
Under FEC investigation for disguising and failing to report campaign loans. Also investigated for possible illegal foreign funding from Hong Kong and Japan.
Convicted on federal charges of fondling a woman on a Honolulu to Los Angeles commercial flight
Idaho US Rep.
Michael Simpson
US Rep. Butch Otter
got contributions
from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
Illinois House Speaker
Dennis Hastert

 
US Rep. Jerry Weller



Republican National Treasurer Bob Kjellander
Former House Leader State US Rep. Lee Daniels (Elmhurst)
Probed for
accepting money from Turkey.
got contributions from Abramoff * (Weller is married to the daughter of Guatemalan dictator and mass murderer [300,0000 Guatemalans] Efrain Rios Montt).
Under Federal probe for steering investment contracts to Illinois Teachers Retirement Fund.
Under Federal investigation for misuse of state employees for political activity and state contract kickbacks
Indiana US Rep. Dan Burton

Gov. Mitch Daniels


Thomas Sharp,
INDOT Commissioner


Jim Kittle,
state GOP party chairman
US Rep. Chris Chocola
got contributions from Abramoff *
Under investigation for soliciting campaign donations in return for INDOT (Indiana Dept. of Transportation contracts)
Under investigation for soliciting campaign donations in return for INDOT (Indiana Dept. of Transportation contracts)
Under investigation for soliciting campaign donations in return for INDOT (Indiana Dept. of Transportation contracts)
Received DeLay ARMPAC money. FEC investigating
Iowa US Senator Charles Grassley got contributions
from Abramoff *
Kansas US Rep. Jim Ryun
US Senator
Sam Brownback
2004 congressional
candidate (KS-3),
Adam Taff,
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions
from Abramoff *
indicted for
campaign violations
and wire fraud.
Kentucky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kentucky

 

 

 
Gov. Ernie Fletcher

 


Commissioner of Trans-
portation, Dan Druen
Deputy Personnel Secretary Bob Wilson
Chairman of Kentucky GOP, Darrell Brock,
Gov. Personnel Adviser Basil Turbyfill
Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert
Dick Murgatroyd, Gov. Deputy Chief of Staff
Jim Adams, Deputy Transportation Secretary
Cory Meadows, Executive Director, Transportation Dept.
Environmental Pro-
tection Commissioner Lloyd Cress
US Sen. Jim Bunning

Lt. Gov. Stephen Pence


Dave Disponett
Criminal probe in a state employees’ merit system scandal. Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff *.
Indicted for witness tampering,
Merit system scandal.

Merit system scandal. Indicted


Merit system scandal. Indicted.


Merit system scandal. Indicted


Merit system scandal. Indicted


Merit system scandal. Indicted


Merit system scandal. Indicted.


Merit system scandal. Indicted.


Probed in merit system scandal


got contributions from Abramoff *
Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff *  
Indicted for violation of Kentucky civil service law
Louisiana US Sen. David Vitter Linked to Abramoff * in a case involving a Louisiana Indian tribe.
Maine Maine Republican Party Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff *
Maryland Joseph Steffen, aide to Gov. Bob Ehrlich
Gov. Bob Ehrlich
Resigned for starting a rumor campaign against Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley.
got contributions from Abramoff *
Massa- chusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s Executive Office of Environmental Affairs


Lawrence Novak, Vice Chair, state GOP
Under ethics cloud for awarding a $10,000 contract to conservative Boston Herald columnist to write columns supportive of Romney’s policies.

Arrested by FBI for
drug money laundering

Michigan US Rep. Dave Camp

Attorney General
Mike Cox


US Rep.
Candice Miller

got contributions from Abramoff *
Failed to pursue felony pollution charges against Graceland Fruit after a major Department of Environmental Quality investigation.
Investigated by House Ethics Committee for accepting campaign contributions in return for her yes vote on the 2004 Medicare bill.
Minne-
sota
US Rep. Gil Gutknecht got contributions from Abramoff *
Missouri US Sen.
Christopher Bond
US Sen. Jim Talent
Gov. Matt Blunt,
son of Roy Blunt

US Rep. Roy Blunt,
House Majority Leader

 

got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff *
Investigated for trading illegal PAC money with DeLay through Blunt's Rely on Your Beliefs Fund. Received Indian casino money from tribes represented by Abramoff *.
Miss- issippi US Rep.
Charles Pickering
US Rep. Roger Wicker
US Sen.
Thad Cochran
US Sen. Trent Lott

got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions
from Abramoff *
Received funds from casino Indian tribes represented by Abramoff *
Montana US Senator
Conrad Burns
US Rep.
Dennis Rehberg
Probed for links to Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
Nebraska Former US Rep.
Jon Christensen
US Rep.
Jeff Fortenberry
got contributions
from Abramoff *
Received tainted money from DeLay. Refused to return it.
Nevada

US Sen. John Ensign


US Rep. Jon Porter
got contributions from Abramoff *
Received $25,000 from DeLay's ARMPAC
New Hampshire US Senator
John Sununu

US Rep. Jeb Bradley


House Speaker Gene Chandler
James Tobin, Northeast political director National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee
Chuck McGee, former Exec. Dir. New Hampshire Republican Party
Allen Raymond, GOP Marketplace President
Probed for receipt of money from DeLay tainted PAC
Probed for receipt of money from DeLay tainted PAC
Violation of
Campaign Finance laws.
Indicted, conspiracy, GOTV phone line jamming, Sununu 2002 campaign.
Convicted Dec. 15, on 2 telephone harassment charges.

Pleaded guilty, conspiracy,
GOTV phone line jamming,
Sununu 2002 campaign


Pleaded guilty to conspiracy, GOTV phone line jamming, Sununu 2002 campaign
New Jersey

Tom Wilson ,
State GOP Party Chairman


US Rep. Jim Saxton
US Rep.
Frank LoBiondo
US Rep.
Mike Ferguson

 

Probed for his firm receiving $2.7 million from the Burlington County Bridge Commission
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions
from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *, may have illegally "wheeled" money from DeLay through his "MIKEPAC" to GOP candidates in Texas and other states
New Mexico US Rep. Heather Wilson got contributions from Abramoff *
New York Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro and US Senate candidate Probed for campaign donations from mobsters. Her husband served a year in prison for tax evasion.
Northern Marianas Gov. Froilan Tenorio Grand Jury probe, ties to Abramoff *
North Carolina US Rep. Charles Taylor
Hayes Martin, Taylor Campaign Treasurer
US Rep. Walter Jones
Probed for ownership of shady Russian bank – whose other major investor is a former KGB general. got contributions from Abramoff *
Indicted, fraud and money laundering
got contributions from Abramoff *
North Dakota Richard Clayburgh, House candidate Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff *

 

Ohio  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Ohio  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Ohio

 

 

Gov. Bob Taft

 


Thomas Noe, Bush-Cheney 04 campaign chair, NW Ohio; Turnpike Commissioner; University Regent
Bernadette Noe, Thomas Noe’s wife; chair Lucas County GOP; chair Lucas Co. Board of Elections
Brian Hicks, Taft chief of staff, member Ohio University Board of Trustees
Cherie Carroll, Taft Chief of Staff Executive Secretary

  US Rep. Bob Ney

 


  US Rep. Jean Schmidt

 


US Rep.
Ralph Regula
Douglas Moormann, Gov. Taft's Executive Assistant for Business and Industry
Walden O'Dell, Chairman & CEO of Diebold, Bush-Cheney major campaign contributor who promised to "deliver" Ohio to Bush in 2004
Misuse of state funds/ethics violations.  Convicted, four first degree misdemeanors, pleaded no contest (admission of guilt). $4000 fine and public apology, two Federal Grand Juries, one state Grand Jury still investigating Taft.

Misuse of state funds for rare coin fund. Indicted by Federal grand jury, arrested in Florida.


 
Misuse of state funds

 


  Convicted

 


  Convicted


Being probed for involvement with Abramoff *, Kidan, and DeLay, Indian casino money laundering. got contributions from Abramoff * and Kidan. Indictment may be imminent.
Probe of financial ties to Games, Inc., and proposal to put Ohio State Lottery on the Internet. Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff *
got contributions
from Abramoff *
 
Under criminal investigation for accepting loan from Noe.


Resigned for "personal reasons" Dec. 13, 2005 after initiation of a class action lawsuit against Diebold for securities fraud.
Oklahoma US Rep. Ernest Istook
US Sen. James Inhofe
US Sen. Tom Coburn
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
Oregon US Sen. Gordon Smith
State US Rep. Dan Doyle
got contributions from Abramoff *
Misused campaign funds. Convicted.
Penn-
sylvania
US Rep. Don Sherwood
US Rep. Curt Weldon
US Sen. Arlen Specter
US Rep. Joe Pitts
US Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick
Investigated by DC police for assaulting and choking a 29-year old Maryland woman
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
Recipient of money from DeLay's ARMPAC (subject of Federal indictments), money laundered from Abramoff * sources.
Puerto Rico Puerto Rican New Progressive Party (GOP affiliate party) Paid Abramoff * $400,000 for lobbying for 1998 statehood referendum
Rhode Island Former House candidate (2002) Mike Battles
Providence Mayor Vince Cianci
Firm, Custer Battles, disbarred from Iraq contracts after allegations of over charging and money laundering
Imprisoned in 2002 for 5 years.
South Carolina US Rep. Joe Wilson
US Rep. Gresham Barrett
US Rep. Henry Brown
Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff *
Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff *
Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff *
South Dakota US Sen. John Thune
US Rep. Bill Janklow
got contributions from Abramoff *
Guilty, second degree manslaughter, imprisoned. got contributions from Abramoff *
Tennessee US Rep. Van Hilleary
US Sen. Bill Frist

 

got contributions from Abramoff *
Under Securities and Exchange Commission investigation for insider trading on his Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) stock
 

  Texas  

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

  Texas  

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

  Texas 

 

US Rep. Tom DeLay,
House Majority Leader
Probed for campaign finance fraud, ties to Abramoff */Kidan, Saipan sweat shops. Grand Jury, Travis County prosecutor, and House Ethics Committee probing DeLay. Indicted by Travis County District Attorney for 1 count of criminal conspiracy and 2 counts of money laundering. Arrested and booked at Harris County jail October 20, 2005. got contributions from Abramoff *. Conspiracy to commit money laundering and money laundering charges still stand after Texas Judge dropped the one count of criminal conspiracy on December 5, 2005.

Jim Ellis, Director Americans for a Republican Majority (ARMPAC) PAC tied to DeLay and Abramoff *


John Colyandro, Texans for a Republican Majority (TRMPAC), DeLay associate
Warren RoBold, Lobbyist and DeLay associate
House Speaker Tom Craddick
Sam Walls, candidate for Texas House

State Rep.
Todd Baxter


US Rep. Kevin Brady


US Rep. Pete Sessions

 

Indicted  

 


  Indicted

 


 Indicted


Probed for campaign violations involving TRMPAC and DeLay
Photos of him wearing women’s clothes surfaced in the 2004 runoff campaign
Investigated for receiving ARMPAC and TRMPAC money from Republican National Committee. To resign from office on Nov. 1, 2005
Recipient of $10,000 from ARMPAC in 2003. Arrested for DWI in South Dakota.
Probed for receiving money from casino Indian tribes represented by Abramoff *
Utah US Rep. Chris Cannon got contributions from Abramoff *
Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas Opposition to universal health care in Vermont tied to huge contributions from insurance industry.
Virginia US Rep. Virgil Goode
Jerry Kilgore, gubernatorial candidate
US Rep. Eric Cantor
US Rep. Randy Forbes
US Sen. George Allen
US Rep. Tom Davis

Probed for contributions from MZM, Inc. (related to Duke Cunningham probe)
Received $5000 from MZM, Inc.
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff * and Kidan.
Washing-
ton
US Rep. George Nethercutt
US Rep. Doc Hastings

Spokane Mayor Jim West

 

got contributions from Abramoff *


got contributions from Abramoff *
Under Federal and state investigation for abusing his office to obtain sexual favors and soliciting sex over the Internet from underage males. Recalled Dec. 6, 2005 by a 2-1 margin.
West Virginia US Rep. Shelly Moore Capito Received contributions from. DeLay’s ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff *
Wisconsin US Rep. Paul Ryan
US Rep. Mark Green
got contributions from Abramoff *
Recipient of funds from DeLay's ARMPAC
Wyoming US Sen. Mike Enzi
US Rep. Barbara Cubin
got contributions from Abramoff *
got contributions from Abramoff *
This chart from http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/gopscorecard.htm
is part of Wayne Madsen's massive site, whose homepage is :
http://www.waynemadsenreport.com.


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