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  •  Former aide to Armey, unfortunately. (5+ / 0-)

    Looks like all of Cooper's indictments are dated after he left Armey which is a shame. It would be nice to have Cooper indicted for his work with Armey since the influence he would have been peddling then was Armey taking payoffs from Abramoff.

    •  Jack Abramoff is SUPPOSED to be putting (5+ / 0-)

      ink to legal pad, to get his sentence shortened.

      I think he's still open to further charges, or a separate jurisdiction, for the Bureau of Indian Affairs bidness.

      "This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer." Will Rogers

      by bamabikeguy on Sun Aug 23, 2009 at 08:00:05 AM PDT

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    •  Statute of limitations? (1+ / 0-)
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      Woody

      Maybe that came into play.

      We are all droogie6655321

      by Buckeye BattleCry on Sun Aug 23, 2009 at 09:22:26 AM PDT

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    •  Actually, most of the gifts cited (2+ / 0-)
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      in the indictment came when Cooper worked for Armey. For example:

      6. From in or about 1998, through in or about 2000, while COOPER was serving as a staffer for the Member of the House of Representatives, Abramoff and other lobbyists from Firm A lobbied COOPER on various matters and provided COOPER with a number of things of value, including tickets to concerts and sporting events totaling at least $5,000 in value, including the following:

      a. On or about October 13, 1998, a ticket to a Washington Redskins footballgame in a FedEx Field suite, valued at approximately $282;

      b. On or about June 13, 1998, one ice-side ticket to a Washington Capitals playoff hockey game at MCI Center, valued at approximately $100;

      c. On or about June 20, 1998, two tickets to a Baltimore Orioles baseball game at Camden Yards, valued at approximately $100;

      d. On or about December 6, 1998, four tickets to a Washington Redskins football game in a FedEx Field suite, valued at approximately $2,000;

      e. On or about January 23, 1999, two tickets to attend a concert by country music performer Alan Jackson in a MCI Center suite, valued at approximately $100;

      f. On or about March 6, 1999, two tickets to attend a Harlem Globetrotters basketball game in a MCI Center suite, valued at approximately $46;

      g. On or about March 19, 1999, four tickets to attend a performance by the popular music group N' Sync in a MCI Center suite, valued at approximately $200;

      h. On or about June 30, 1999, two tickets to attend the NBA Draft event in a MCI Center suite, valued at approximately $100;

      i. On or about September 1, 1999, two tickets to attend a performance by musical artist Bruce Springsteen in a MCI Center suite, valued at approximately $145;

      j. On or about September 12, 1999, a ticket to attend a Washington Redskins football game at FedEx Field, valued at approximately $250;

      k. On or about October 4, 1999, two tickets to attend a concert by musical artist Amy Grant in a MCI Center suite, valued at approximately $106;

      1. On or about November 6, 1999, four tickets to attend a Washington Wizards basketball game in a MCI Center suite, valued at approximately $200;

      m. On or about January 23, 2000, four tickets to attend a concert by musical performers TLC, Christina Aguilera and Destiny's Child in a MCI Center suite, valued at approximately $170;

      n. On or about February 24, 2000, four tickets to attend a Washington Wizards basketball game in a MCI Center suite, valued at approximately $198;

      o. On or about April 7, 2000, two tickets to attend a Baltimore Orioles baseball game in a Camden Yards suite, valued at approximately $199;

      p. On or about August 1, 2000, two tickets to attend the Up In Smoke music concert in a MCI Center suite, valued at approximately $100;

      q. On or about August 24, 2000, two tickets to attend a concert by musical performers the Dixie Chicks in a MCI Center suite, valued at approximately $101;

      r. On or about September 18, 2000, a ticket to attend a Washington Redskins football game in a FedEx Field suite, valued at approximately $1,231; and,

      s. On or about November 30, 2000, four tickets to attend a rap music concert in a MCI Center suite, valued at approximately $160.

      All in all it seems the DOJ is looking at a lot of illegal acts and "favors" Cooper did in exchange for things while he worked for Armey. The big question is what involvement Armey had in these actions.

      Time will tell.

      Cheers

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      by dengre on Sun Aug 23, 2009 at 04:35:11 PM PDT

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