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ID:

371

Date:

2003-09-01

Headline:

Sale of the Wild

Reporter's name:

Michael Shnayerson

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Vanity Fair

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Friends of the Earth used FOIA to obtain calendars showing the schedule of Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary J. Steven Griles, which revealed that the agency official had had dozens of meetings with "ex-clients and associates linked to issues from which he'd recused himself because of his former lobbying activities." In 2007, Griles was sentenced to ten months in prison in connection with the Jack Abramoff scandal, and did not cooperate with prosecutors, or even ever really explain what it was he was lying about - intransigence that drove the judge to double his sentence.

Keywords:

Interior, Norton, Griles, Abramoff, Friends of the Earth, meetings, lobbying

URL:

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2003/09/environment200309


Agencies:

DOI

States:

DC

Categories:

agriculture
air safety
business
endangered species
energy
environment
federal land


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