Cunningham Stripped $700 Million from U.S. Defense
'Dukester's' Epic Boo-Hoo Hiding Massive Pentagon Rip-Off
Nov 30 2005--Venice,FL.
by Daniel Hopsicker
The MadCowMorningNews has learned that California Republican Congressman Randy 'Duke' Cunningham steered $500 million in defense contracts in less than a decade, according to the company's own website, to a start-up San Diego software firm which - and here's the beauty part - doubled as a lobbying firm.
The lobbying firm then gratefully kicked back - at a bare minimum - hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to a Jack Abramoff-directed Washington D.C. lobbying and consulting firm run by two former senior staffers of Texas Republican Tom DeLay.
It offered, in other words, one-stop shopping.
While the focus was on the $2 million in bribes paid to Cunningham after his guilty plea, the question of just what the Congressman had done for all that long green received scant media attention.