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Who Follows John Murtha on Military Bills? Magliocchettites?

To date, Congressman John Murtha of Pennsylvania has been a central congressional figure in the FBI’s investigative hairs this year: Murtha is suspected of doling out military contracts in the form of earmarks to the clients of lobbyist Paul Magliocchetti, in exchange for campaign contributions to Murtha from Magliocchetti, his family, his employees and his [...]

The M that Matters: Not Murtha. Not Magliocchetti. Military.

Americans for Campaign Reform has a fact sheet to put the scandal of Magliocchetti campaign dough for earmark dollars in a broader context. Paul Magliocchetti and his family have funneled $1.5 million to members of Congress over the past twelve years, and that’s a significant outlay compared to what your family or my family could [...]

Magliocchetti Family Connections to the United States Congress

Federal investigations into the financial activities of Paul Magliocchetti, his family, and his PMA Group lobbying firm are proceeding apace, chugging onward with the slow velocity but strong momentum of a freight train toward the destination of prosecution. The allegations are considerable: that the lobbyist Magliocchetti used his employees and his family as puppet contributors [...]

Magliocchetti Lobbying Investigation Namedrop Transparency Post

Yesterday’s New York Times reports on the cresting FBI investigation into coordinated campaign contributions and lobbyist favors to lawmakers on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. The Chicago Tribune and Associated Press deliver less recent background on the investigation, and Politico gives some legislative twists on implications for intra-Congressional dynamics. Were military contractors and militaristic [...]