This scandal was known since Dec of 2005 and while most of the shell corporations took down their websites, the records showing campaign contributions are still there, linking those involved with the corporations they created. Sherlock Google on DailyKOS along with Joseph Cannon from Cannonfire had the scoop back then. I do a fair summary of the scandal on Conyersblog. (See comment #10)
There was so much open and freely available information from an Internet search at the time, I threw in a scoop of my own, which I have updated below. From the same link as above, (See comment #15)
Cary Katz <-------same business------> Ryan Katz
College Loan Corporation SD, CA.......Student Loan Consolidation Ctr
13075 Old Winery Rd........................1200 Janneys Lane
Poway, California 92064.....................Alexandria, Virginia 22302
Who is Randy Beck?
Looks like C. Katz likes to play poker.
Hendon Mob Poway mafia???
Friends of Mike Ferguson Link to Ryan and Cary Katz
Ryan Katz, Cary Katz = $400 & $2100 same day 5/25/05
Campaign donations, Mike Ferguson ties, Katz family linked to Delay Delay remember is also had tie with Abramoff and was also indirectly involved with Rep Cunningham's case.
Ryan Katz Similar to above, San Diego address, Student Loans
9477 Waples Street Suite 100
San Diego, Ca 92121
I am fairly confident there are still of pockets information out there on the Internet waiting to be gleaned that will help flush out how all this ties together. All it needs is just a little time and patience doing the research, combining suspected corporations with names which can be traced through the public campaign contribution records. This in turn should lead to more scumbag Representatives coming under fire for questionable campaign contributions like REP Mike Ferguson (R-NJ) in my example above.
Stolen taxpayer monies to fund Republican candidates through DoD appropriations was what US Attorney Carol Lam was investigating. Daniel Hopsicker gave a conservative estimate of $700 million dollars in laundered campaign monies. This investigation leads us from defrauding the taxpayers right to election fraud, the aluminum tubes scandal, the CIA, and Watergate poker nights with Dusty Foggo and Porter Goss.
What I find amazing is that the MSM still has not covered this story. I emailed several reporters with links to the information, but it has yet to surface in the media. Perhaps in order to get the proper news coverage this story truly deserves, questioning Carol Lam in front of the House Judiciary Committee about her latest case in order to gain a context for why it is believed that these firings were partisan and why they might constitute an obstruction of justice, will go a long way in making this news story a more public issue.
After inserting the lance into the DoJ over the firing of US Attorneys, by applying direct pressure on Carol Lam's firing the netroots movement just might rupture this boil that has plagued our nation and spill purulent GOP exudate all over the front pages. If this does happen, no one can have a stronger claim to victory and restoring justice then the netroots community for uncovering and pursuing this scandal that spiders out in all directions.