Abramoff Senate Indian Affairs Documents/2004-09-29

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Abramoff Senate Indian Affairs Documents 2004-09-29

This page is to coordinate transcription of the documents submitted as exhibits before the US Senate Indian Affairs Committee on September 9,2004 in re: 'Oversight Hearing on Lobbying Practices' (i.e. Jack Abramoff Investigation). The source PDF can be found here at indian.senate.gov.

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SCANLON PUBLIC AFFAIRS
CAPITOL CAMPAIGN STRATEGIES

June 5, 2001

Jeremy,

I received e-mail from David regarding your call tomorrow-thank you. In the interim I was hoping you could look at a few things for me, (by the way I sending this to you in writing only because my handwriting is awful).

a) Can you please outline the benefits and draw backs of leasing a car in the firm's name. I currently lease one car, and own another outright. I would like to lease an additional vehicle for my business travel in DC and surrounding areas.

b) Attached is my operating agreement Can you please review the agreement. and make a judgment as to whether I should be operating under a different corporate structure.

c) Attached are bank statement summaries for your review. I thought they may give you some insight into how the firm operates, and where it stands financially.

d) I am interested in rewarding some of my employees, and contractors with a trip at years end. Can you please determine if there is a way to do this without creating a taxable event?

e) My main source of referral business. is practically forcing me to financially participate in his sky boxes at Redskins Stadium and the MCI center. This is a considerable. amount of money and I want to make sure I do. not have to pay taxes on the amount I am giving him as well. Can you confirm for me that this is a business expense?

f) I am officially a resident of the state of Delaware as of May 25, 2001. Can you please determine if it makes sense to establish my business in DE as well? Thanks for all your help. Please call me anytime.,

 

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  • From: Abramoff. Jack (Dir-DC-Gov)
  • Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 12:00 PM
  • To: mscanlon1@ 
  • Subject: RE: rb today?

Should work. Around 11. just confirm on the phone.


Original Message

  • From: mscanlonl@  mail*To:mscanlon1@ 
  • Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 12:36 PM
  • To: abramoffj@ 
  • Subject: RE: rb today?

qot 1t. We do need to get on the court by the way. Hows tommorow am?


Original Message

  • From: abramoffj@ 
  • Subject: RE: rb today?

Sounds like a plan, but let's discuss when we are together.


Original Message

  • From: Mike Scanlon mail*To:mike@ 
  • Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 11:14 AM
  • To: abramoffj@ 
  • Subject: RE: rb today?

A few weeks ago you mentioned something to me. I took the concept and have put together a plan that will make serious money. We also talked briefly about it in the beginning of the year but I think wo can really move it now. Here are the broad strokes; I have been making contacts with some larger Public Affairs companies in town for a few months. I have two solid relationships that will seriously consider acquiring Capitol Campaign Strategies. The problem is that there is not much in CCS riqht now. However, if we build up Capitol Campaign Strategies enough I can get it acquired by a large firm by the end of next year at 3x the firm revenue. Bottom line: If you belp me get CCS a client base of $3 million a year, I will get the clients served, and the firm acquired at S9 million. We can then split the up the profits. What do you think?


Original Message

  • From: abramoffj mail*To:Abramoffj@ 
  • Sent: Monday, June 18 2001 10:26 AM
  • To: mike@ 
  • CC: rosemanc@ 
  • Subject: RE: rb today?

Sounds good.


Original Message

  • From: Mike Scanlon mail*To:mike@ 
  • Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 10:11 AM
  • From: abramoffj@ 
  • Subject: RE: rb today?

I cant - 1m going up to see Balabon in NY today. Tommorow?

Original Message

  • From: abramoffj mail*To:Abramoffj@ 
  • Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 10:16 AM

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  • To: mike@ 
  • Subject: rb today?


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  • From: Abramoff, Jack  

of Abramoff, Jack  

  • Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 10:07 AM
  • To: Mike Scanlon
  • Subject: RE:


Great.


Original Messaqe

*From: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 10 :46 AM
  • To: abramoff  
  • Subject: RE:

THE PRICE HAS JUST GONE UP TO 10 MIL! Sounds good on the strategy. We should be wrapped up with the other camapigns soon, so I could run his general election to make sure we get or give me five!!


Original Message

  • From: abramoff  
  • Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 11:38 PM
  • To: Mike Scanlon  
  • Subject:

I had dinner tonight with Chris Petras of Sag Chip. He was salivating at the $4-5 million program I described to him (Is that enough? Probably not). They have their primary for tribal council on Tuesday, which should determine if they are going to takeover (general elections in November) I told him that you are the greatest campaign expert since ... (actually, I told him that there was no one like you in history!) He is going to come in after the primary with the guy who will be chief if they win (a big fan of ours already) and we are going to help him win. If he wins, they take over in January, and we have millions. I told him that you are already in national demand and we need to secure you for them. He is very excited. GIMME FIVE lives.


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  • From: Abramoff, Jack  

of Abramoff, Jack   Sent Tuesday. October 30. 2001 7:31 AM

  • To: 'Mike Scanlon'
  • Subject: RE: saginaw

Looks like you have it well in hand. I sm·ell victory! I smell gimme five!!!


-Original Message-

  • From: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 8:22 AM
  • To: abramoff  
  • Subject: RE: saginaw

« File: Slate of eight political calendar. doc » Election is next Tuesday - I have a guy on the ground, 2 more heading up for the final push on Friday, and 4 mail pieces including personalized letters from the candidates hitting between tomorrow and election day. Attached is our campaign calendar. If we don't win after all this - we never had a chance!


-Original Message-

  • From: abramoffj  
  • Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 7:51 AM
  • To: Mike Scanlon
  • Subject: saginaw


When exactly is their election? Do you have a guy up there?


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  • From: Abramoff, Jack  

of Abramoff, Jack  

  • Sent: Wednesday, November 07,2001 8:43 AM
  • To: 'Mike Scanlon'
  • Subject: RE: Saginaw Election

I love it!


-Original Message- .

  • From: Mike Scanlon
  • Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 9:39 AM
  • To:  
  • CC:  ,  , abramoff  ,  
  • Subject: Saginaw Election

Well team... Last night was amazing - The slate of 8 kicked ass, and I want to thank ali of you for helping out - and watching the bottom line.

We had less than three weeks to take 8 guys we never met before and get theme elected. It was a great plan, and great execution by a great team. Just to recap, we elected 7 out of our slate of 8 - and the last guy - Ray Davis missed it by ONE vote. We did get another one of our allies elected in District 2, and we now control 9 out of the 12 seats on the council. Maynard will be elected Chief at the organizational meeting on December 4th, and hopefully we will be doing some more work for the tribe in the near future.

THIS MAKES US 2-0 in tribal elections this year!


[g]reat work again - and by the way the last time I saw   he was doing Tequila shots [w]ith   at the Bennigans in Mt. Pleasant Michigan - If anyone hears from him, tell [h]im to get back to the office - we have a referendum to win in Louisiana!


  • From: Abramoff, Jack (Dir-DC-Gov)   on behalf

of Abramoff, Jack (Dir-DC-Gov)

  • Sent: Tuesday. December 18, 2001 7:12 AM
  • To: 'Mike Scanlon'
  • Subject: RE: Saginaw

What am I a dictionary? :) It's a lower form of existence basically.


Original Message

*From: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 7:16 PM
  • To: abramoffj  
  • Subject: RE: Saginaw

What's a troglodyte?

Original Message

  • From: abramoffj  
  • To: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Mon Dec 17 16: 56: 26: 2001
  • Subject: RE: Saginaw

The f'ing troglodytes didn't vote on you today. Dammit.


Original Message

  • From: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001.4:11 PM
  • To: abramoffj  
  • Subject: Re: Saginaw

Did we win it?


Original Message

  • From: abramoffj  
  • To: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Mon Dec 17 15:51:54 2001
  • Subject: Saginaw

Just spoke with Chris. Did you get Maynard? Chris said they are voting on the project today! Can you smell money?!?!?!


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  • From: Abramoff, Jack (Dir-DC-Gov)   on behalf

of Abramoff, Jack (Dir-DC-Gov)  

  • Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 7:13 AM
  • To: 'Mike Scanlon'
  • Subject: RE: Saglnaw

They spent the whole time discussing the firings of late. I like these guys, they truly believe they are going to do the program, but they are plain stupid. They should have had you on board first and then done the firings. Morons.


Original Message

  • From: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 7: 15 PM
  • To: abramoffj  
  • Subject: RE: Saginaw

Did chris say what the hold up was?


Original Message

  • From: abramoffj  
  • To: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Mon Dec 17 18:09:34 2001
  • Subject: RE: Saginaw

Yes they will... Jack Abramoff


Original Message

  • From: Mike Scanlon  
  • To: abramoffj  
  • Sent: Mon Dec 17 17:52:38 2001

Subject. RE: Saginaw

These knuckleheads are never going to do it!

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Original Message

  • From: abramoffj  
  • To: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Mon Dec 17 16: 56: 26: 2001
  • Subject: RE: Saginaw

The f'ing troglodytes didn't vote on you today. Dammit.


Original Message

  • From: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 4:11 PM
  • To: abramoffj  
  • Subject: Re: Saginaw

Did we win it?


Original Message

  • From: abramoffj  
  • To: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Mon Dec 17 15:51:54 2001
  • Subject: Saginaw

Just spoke with Chris. Did you get Maynard? Chris said they are voting on the project today! Can you smell money?!?!?!

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  • From: Abramoff, Jack  

of Abramoff, Jack  

  • Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 9:59 AM
  • To: 'Mike Scanlon'
  • Subject: RE: status at sagchip

We'll get it!


Original Message

  • From: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 10: 25 AM
  • To: abramoff
  • Subject: RE: status at sagchip

I can't believe that I spilled blood getting those guys elected, and I got stiffed. How incredibly ungrateful. Can they at the very least sign me to some nnd of deal? I cant believe they laid a goose egg..


Original Message

  • From: abramoff  
  • Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 9:53 AM
  • To: Mike Scanlon
  • Subject: status at sagchip

Just spoke with Petras. He spoke with otto (can't believe this guy is getting off the rails). Otto is coming to DC on the 29th for two days with us (Petras will come too, but wants to stay in the background). otto is bringing his father in law who is from the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribe in Oklahoma. Otto is concerned about them being so far out on the line financially without anything to show first. He said that Otto wants to see some approps come through first; I told him - and he, Petras, agrees - that waiting is ridiculous because it will be months before we know about approps, and in the meantime they would have blown an incredible opportunity. anyway, we have to get Otto back on board when he is here. Can you do the Wizards game with us on the nlght of the 29th?


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  • From: Abramoff, Jack (Dir-DC-Gov)   on behalf

of Abramoff, Jack (Dir-DC-Gov) Sent Wednesday, January 16, 2002 6:26 AM

  • To: 'Mike Scanlon alt'
  • Subject: sagchlps

Don't forget to get to Otto and set up a meetlng asap. We need that moolah. We have to hit $50M thIs year (our cut).


  • From: Abramoff. Jack (Dir-DC-Gov)   on beh

of Abramoff, Jack (Dir-DC-Gov)

  • Sent: Tuesday. January 29, 2002 8:39 PM
  • To: 'Mike Scanlon'
  • Subject:  

Might be better to meet after we see  . I think it 's essential that you take Otto to dinner tomorrow night. Can you do it? I have to meet with the monkeys from the Choctaw

tribal council. You need to close the deal with him. I set it up tonight. 

Original Message

  • From: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 6:59 PM
  • To: abramoffj  
  • Subject: Mizzou

 

Michael Scanlon
Scanlon Gould Public Affairs

 

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  • From: Abramoff, Jack (Dir-DC-Gov)  
  • Sent: Thursday. February 07. 2002 8:55 PM
  • To: Mike Scanlon
  • Subject: RE: FW: LA

You iz da man.


Original Message

  • From: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 3:54 PM
  • To: abramoffj  
  • Subject: RE: FW: LA

Ok on this. Ill take care of it and get all the payouts rolling.


Original Message

  • From: abramoffj  
  • Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 12:32 PM
  • To: Mike Scanlon
  • Subject: RE: FW: LA

Choctaw did not yet pay us for  ? Shoot! Should I call   on this? we need to get some $ from those monkeys! ! ! As to Ralph, go ahead and pay him so I can get him off my back. we'll get the Choctaw money soon enough.


Original Message

  • From: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 9:29 AM
  • To: abramoffj  
  • Subject: RE: FW: LA

We still haven't been paid for ms- I can cover bothour of lousiana money if you want- the ms money won't be here till next week probably.


Original Message

  • From: abramoffj  
  • To: Mike Scanlon  
  • Sent: Wed Feb 06 22:16:49 2002
  • Subject: FW: LA

Can you get him the $50K for MS now?


Original Message

  • From: Ralph Reed [mail*To:  
  • Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 12: 30 PM

Tot Jack Abramoff (E-mail)

  • Subject: LA

wanted to just let you know we've not received the payment for   yet. We've burned through more than half of that already in out-sourced vending with phones, mail, radio, so we appreciate it if you could expedite.

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  • From: Abramoff, Jack
  • Sent: Tuesday, February 12,2002 7:09 PM
  • To:  
  • Subject: RE: Contribution Request Matrix - with Member/Committee Names/Addresses/Amount

We are meeting them tomorrow and will get it sorted out.


Original Message

  • From:  

'*Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 3:06 PM

  • To: Abramoff, Jack  
  • Subject: RE: Contribution Request Matrix - with Member/Committee

Names/Addresses/Amount

what a cluster that tribe is. We are so close to nailing down projects for them. I have a feeling they are going to blow it. FYl the letters and paperwork is almost done and/or ready to go.

Even if we had to take some money out of our retainer to pay Scanlon to work the ground for them fer crying out loud...


Original Message

  • From: Abramoff, Jack  
  • Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 3:01 PM
  • To:  
  • Subject: RE: Contribution Request Matrix - with Member/Committee Names/Addresses/Amount

I am going there tomorrow by the way, on the way back from Nevada. Meeting with our slate on the council, chief, subchief, et al, to make sure they start doing the local political work they need to do to stay in power.


Original Message

  • From:  
  • Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 11:38 AM
  • To: Abramoff, Jack  
  • Subject: RE: Contribution Request Matrix - with Member/Committee

Names/Addresses/Amount

He said he would go back to the council with it shortly. He wanted to hold off until we got the $270K or so in hand to give out .. then go back for another line item. I think if we tell them about the next meeting (who is going to be there, yadda yadda)...plus the Choctaw are there, they'll give the money.


Original Message

  • From: Abramoff, Jack  
  • Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 11:35 AM
  • To:  
  • Subject: Re: Contribution Request Matrix -- with Member/Committee Ndmes/Addresses/AmDunt

Did he respond to the crea request? Jack Abramoff - Original Message

  • From:  
  • To: cpetras   <cpetras 
  • CC: Abramoff, Jack   <abramoffj  
  • Sent: Tue Feb 12 11:34:16 2002

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  • From: Abramoff, Jack (Dir-DC-GOV)   on behalf of Abramoff Jack(DIR-DC-Gov)
  • Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 11:54 AM
  • To: Mike Scanlon
  • Subject: RE: Racinos

I'll follow up with him in a day.

- Original Message

  • From: Mice Scanlon  
  • Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:08 AM
  • To: abramoffj@gtlaw.com
  • Subject: RE: Racinos

I love you. - Original Message

  • From: abramoffj@gtlaw.com [mal*To:abramoffj@gtlaw.com]
  • Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 9:59 AM
  • To: cpetra@ 
  • Subject: Racinos

Chris, I am getting worried about this. Last night we opened stacks and there were some WH guys there (who are Michigan guys - worked for Spence). They told me that there is a hearing coming up on this immediately, and that they have heard that this is going to happen!!! The enemy is moving fast and we are not on the field. where is Scanlon on this? what is he doing? Have you guys pushed the button? We need to get him firing missiles. How do we move it faster? Please get the council focused on this as soon as you can. every day we lose how is going to hurt.


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  • From: Abramoff, Jack (Dir-DC-GOV)   on behalf of Abramoff Jack(DIR-DC-Gov)
  • Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2002 11:47 PM
  • To: Mike Scanlon
  • Subject: RE: Agua Master Plan-in DRAFT

Let’s do it. We really need mo money. but you and I must meet and work out a strategy to get things moving. We are missing the boat. There are a ton of potential opportunities out there. There are 27 tribes which make over $100M a year (according to a NY Times piece on Nov 24 – can you have your guys do the research and find out which tribes these may be?). We need to get moving on them. Can you come to town this week? - -Original Message-

  • From: Mice Scanlon [mail*To:mike 
  • Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2002 8:21 PM
  • To: abramoffj@gtlaw.com
  • Subject: RE: Agua Master Plan—in DRAFT

Importance: High

I talked with Candice last night – she loves Duane! She was singing his praised- I don’t know anout steph – I think we all need to pick it up on Coushatta. Let’s chat about that in the am
. I think u and I need to go there this month.

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld (www.BlackBerry.net)

- -Original Message-

  • From: abramoffj@gtlaw.com <abramoffj@gtlaw.com>
  • To: Mike Scanlon <mike 
  • Sent: Sat Dec 07 20:19:53 2002
  • Subject: FW: Agua Master Plan—in DRAFT

Duane is doing an awesome job for Agua, but I don’t get the sense that Stephanie is doing shit for Coushatta. Am I wrong? - Original Message-

  • From: Gibson, Duane R. (Shld-DC-Gov/Adm)
  • Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 2:46 PM
  • To: Abramoff, Jack (Dir-DC-Gov)
  • Subject: Agua Master Plan—in DRAFT

Importance: High

This is the DRAFT master plan for Agua. I will discuss it with them tomorrow informally. Want to finalize and present to them a week from next Tuesday. They have no board meetings the week of Christmas and New Years.

Forgive any errors—This is only DRAFT. Team will review the next draft. They put some of this together. <<Agua Caliente Master Plan.doc>> Duane R. Gibson Greenberg Traurig 800 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Suite 500 Washington, DC 2006     gibsond@gtlaw.com <mail*To:gibsond@gtlaw.com>

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  • From: Abramoff, Jack (Dir-DC-GOV)   on behalf of Abramoff Jack(DIR-DC-Gov)
  • Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 9:40 AM
  • To: Mike Scanlon
  • Subject: RE:  

Absolutely! - -Original Message-

  • From: Mice Scanlon [mail*To:mike@ 
  • Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 10:37 AM
  • To: abramoffj@gtlaw.com
  • Subject: RE:  

Well we got paid 5 – and had in our contract that we may need an additional 2 – but that we would have to come before the council to get it.

So I did up a presentation – and we are asking for 1.785 on Thursday – The reason we are doing git Thursday is that Richard and Barbara are out of town. I could ask for the whole 2 – but I though that would look strange – could bump it up to 1.875?

Whatta think? - -Original Message

  • From: abramoffj@gtlaw.com [mal*To:abramoffj@gtlaw.com]
  • Sent: Monday, December 09 2002 11:52 PM
  • To: Mike Scanlon
  • Subject: Re:  


Is the $1.7M what we were expecting from them, or less? - Original Message-

  • From: Mice Scanlon [mail*To:mike@ 
  • Sent: Monday, December 9, 2002 4:29 PM
  • To: abramoffj@gtlaw.com
  • Subject: RE:  

Hey there – I spoke with Candice today – we have 1.7 coming our way and I also spoke with   looks like we in Biz there too. Ill call in a little while. I’ve gotta go out to CA to present to the council this week – you want to come? I was thinking of stopping in Louisiana to see William and Lovelin.

I only want to make this an overnight trip though. Can you do Thursday CA – Louisiana on the way back Friday – home before sundown Friday eve? - -Original message

  • From: abramoffj@gtlaw.com [mal*To:abramoffj@gtlaw.com]
  • Sent: Monday, December 09 2002 11:58 PM
  • To: Mike Scanlon
  • Subject:  

       

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See Also[edit]

Abramoff Senate Indian Affairs Documents

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