Conor Kenny is the editor of Congresspedia.org, a collaborative online citizen’s encyclopedia on Congress. He is also a former money in politics investigative researcher for Public Citizen.
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Rene Vaszues Botet: The Extortionist
James Tobin: The OperatorӔ
James Tobin was convicted for charges related to his role in a conspiracy to jam the phone lines of the New Hampshire Democratic Party during the 2002 elections.
Thomas Noe: The NumismatistӔ
Thomas Noe, Ohio regional fundraising chairman for Bush in 2004, is suspected of laundering $2 million of money from the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation.
Brent Wilkes: The EarmarkerӔ
Brent Wilkes is accused of illegally setting up his own lobbying firm to convince members of Congress to earmark money via appropriations bills.
Bob Kjellander and Nicholas Hurtgen: The Pension PiratesӔ
Robert Kjellander is accused of multiple qustionable state pension deals in Illinois he did while working for the Carlyle Group,
Jack Abramoff: Captain Jack?
Jack Abramoff was a central figure in the "K Street Project" - a barely legal collaboration between Republicans and lobbyists.