Jack Abramoff, The Face Of Corrupt Lobbying, Charged In Yet Another Lobbying Scheme

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/jack-abramoff-bitcoin-lobbying-doj_n_5ef50432c5b6acab283ee2ed

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Jack Abramoff, perhaps the most infamous lobbyist in the world and one of the faces of George W. Bush-era corruption, is facing new federal charges in connection with a lobbying and wire fraud scheme involving a new cryptocurrency called AML Bitcoin. Abramoff was charged by criminal information in connection with the indictment of Rowland Marcus Andrade. As part of the scheme, according to federal prosecutors, Andrade claimed they had technology that “would allow the AML Bitcoin cryptocurrency to comply with anti-money laundering and know-your-customer laws and regulations.” A Justice Department press release on Thursday said that Abramoff “has filed a stipulated notice of an intent to change plea pursuant to a plea agreement,” signaling that Abramoff will likely plead guilty in the case.