Friday, May 26, 2006

School scam: Duncan took illegal cash from crooked lobbyist

The Washington Post has tied Montgomery County Executive Douglas Duncan to convicted felon Jack Abramoff (pictured).

The disgraced former superlobbyist arranged for $20,000 in apparently illegal campaign contributions to Duncan just four weeks before Duncan - over the objections of the community and the school system - "authorized the lease and potential sale" of a vacant public school to Abramoff and his friends.

Most of the cash came from sweatshop interests in the Pacific island of Saipan, which Abramoff was representing in Washington, the Post reports on May 26.