Sunlight Foundation gumshoes have filed a federal Freedom of Information Act request to find out who visited lobbyist Jack Abramoff in prison.
Abramoff, a former lobbyist who was convicted of mail fraud, spent 3-1/2 years in prison. He was the center of a corruption scandal that involved figures at the highest levels of the Interior and Justice Departments under the George W. Bush administration.
Abramoff is now on a book tour. At least one member of Congress visited him in prison. The federal Bureau of Prisons so far has not released any other names in response to Sunlight's FOIA request.
- "Who Visited Jack Abramoff in Cumberland Prison? We've FOIAed To Find Out," Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group blog, December 6, 2011, by Bill Allison.