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ID:

661

Date:

2012-06-02

Headline:

Mark Hatfield was named as bribe target in secret 1985 indictment of Greek arms dealer, newly released FBI documents show

Reporter's name:

Jeff Mapes

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Oregonian

City:

Portland, OR

Summary:

The Oregonian used FOIA to obtain documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which revealed that Basil Tsakos, a Greek arms dealer, was secretly indicted on charges of bribing then-Senator Mark Hatfield (R-OR) in the 1980s, by giving Hatfield's wife $55,000 as Hatfield was becoming an advocate of a Tsakos-backed pipeline scheme.

Notes:

The FBI file included both documentation of the Hatfields' "severe cash flow problem" and details about the actions of Mark Hatfield and payments to his wife Antoinette Hatfield.

Keywords:

Mark Hatfield, Basil Tsakos, Antoinette Hatfield, pipeline, bribery, indictment, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, Senate Appropriations Committee

URL:

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/06/newly_released_fbi_documents_s.html


Agencies:

DOJ
FBI

States:

OR

Categories:

campaign finance
FBI
law enforcement
lobbying


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