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Vol 58 No 14

Published 7th July 2017


Casino Jack plays his hand

A disgraced agent's attempt to profit from introducing Sassou to Trump came to nothing but US lobbyists are raking it in

Known as 'Casino Jack' for his work on behalf of Native Americans setting up casinos, and with a Kevin Spacey movie charting his spectacular rise and fall, Jack Abramoff served nearly four years in prison until 2010 for attempting to bribe United States politicians. His attempt over the past six months to return to the world of spin – with Congo-Brazzaville's President Denis Sassou-Nguesso – has been less than successful, though not without drama, perhaps farce.

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