TPM Muckraker It hasn't gotten much attention, but Bob Ney's guilty plea released today contained dirt on at least one other politician. In the doc
September 15, 2006

TPM Muckraker

It hasn't gotten much attention, but Bob Ney's guilty plea released today contained dirt on at least one other politician.

In the document, Ney fessed up to lobbying Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL), then a Bush cabinet official, on behalf of an Abramoff client. The official's department later acted favorably toward Abramoff's client, according to news accounts.

Ney admitted to arranging a January, 2003 meeting with Mel Martinez, then Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to "[advance] the interests of Abramoff's Native American Indian Tribal clients."

Ney told Martinez that his "number one priority as the newly installed Chairman of the Housing Subcommittee was Native American Indian Tribal housing," according to the plea. Read on...

So Abramoff's scandal had gotten Delay, Ney and now Martinez is looking suspicious. Any takers on who's next?

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