Heist: Book summary and reviews of Heist by Peter H. Stone

Heist

Superlobbyist Jack Abramoff, His Republican Allies, and the Buying of Washington

by Peter H. Stone

Heist by Peter H. Stone

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The Indian-casino scandal has torn the veil off the Republican Party's conservative power base, revealing parts of the Washington lobbying community and GOP establishment where greed, arrogance, and corruption seem to have run amok. At the center of this drama is the larger-than-life super-lobbyist Jack Abramof .... The federal corruption probe into Abramoff's lobbying has already produced indictments and separate guilty pleas by Abramoff and Scanlon to charges that they conspired to bribe public officials and defrauded four Indian tribes.

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"...a troubling but colorful portrait of business as usual in Washington." - PW.
"Both symptom and disease, Abramoffian wheeling and dealing continues on K Street. With luck, this lively little study will help inspire reforms." - Kirkus.

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