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Indicted lobbyist Abramoff to cooperate in murder investigation

[JURIST] Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff [Wikipedia profile], who faces federal bank fraud charges [JURIST report] related to a casino deal, expressed his willingness Tuesday to speak with investigators about the death of Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis. Abramoff is charged [DOJ press release] with conspiracy and wire fraud in the September 2000 purchase of SunCruz Casinos [Corporate website] from Boulis, who was shot to death a few months following the sale. Abramoff is also under investigation by a federal grand jury and by the US Senate Indian Affairs Committee [official website] for excessive charges associated with lobbying efforts on behalf of six Indian tribes. Abramoff will return to court on August 29 to enter his plea; he is currently free on bail. AP has more.

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