This caught my attention immediately when I saw it. It details the ties between REPUBLICAN bagman Jack Abramoff and certain "energy" interests in Russia. Millions of dollars have been sent to REPUBLICAN connected individuals in Washington through phony front companies. Key section:
Marina Nevskaya and Alexander Koulakovsky, two executives of the Russian energy company Naftasib with close ties to the Russian government and security services, appear to have funneled at least that much money to three DC GOP lobbyists between 1997 and 2004.
Almost $3.4 million [in Russian money] went to Jack Abramoff and Ed Buckham of Alexander Strategy Group, arguably the two most powerful Republican lobbyists in town at the time, both with close ties to dethroned House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX).
Hmmm. Close ties to Russian government and security services. I wonder how many of those security services could simply be called "Russian Mafia"?
Keep on eye on this. I know I will.