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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Ohio Congressman Bob Ney's Connection with Lobbyist Jack Abramoff

Lawmaker's Abramoff Ties Investigated;
Ohio's Ney Has Disavowed Lobbyist

By James V. Grimaldi and Susan Schmidt, Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, October 18, 2005; Page A01

As federal officials pursue a wide-ranging investigation into the activities of Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, his arrest on fraud charges in the purchase of a Florida casino boat company has increasingly focused attention on a little-known congressman from rural Ohio.

Rep. Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio) placed comments in the Congressional Record favorable to Abramoff's 2000 purchase of the casino boat company, SunCruz Casinos. Two years later, Ney sponsored legislation to reopen a casino for a Texas Indian tribe that Abramoff represented...