Sunday, June 04, 2006

Pombo to donate Abramoff money

The Record: Pombo to donate Abramoff money (source)

"Rep. Richard Pombo will jettison the last of the money he received from felonious lobbyist Jack Abramoff, according to his spokesman.

After The Record informed him that Pombo still retained a $500 contribution from Abramoff he received in September 1996, Pombo spokesman Brian Kennedy said the Tracy Republican will give it away.

Pombo gave another $7,000 he'd received from Abramoff to the Boys & Girls Club earlier this year.

Abramoff pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud in January. He has been accused of influence peddling, bilking an array of Indian tribes and corrupting possibly as many as 20 members of Congress.


Pombo also has returned or donated money given him by disgraced Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham of San Diego and lobbyist Tony Rudy, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy last month.

Pombo will retain the $31,250 he's received from Abramoff's clients." (source)


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