Saturday, April 8, 2006

The Wives Clubs - Lobbying Scandal Style

Who's Sorry Now?
How about the wives (and scorned fiancees) of the Jackster's lobbying associates.

The next time you see your neighbors suddenly getting their bling on, remember, things are not always what they seem to be.

Sunday NYT (picture included)
"Lawyers with detailed knowledge of the Justice Department's investigation, who were granted anonymity because of rules barring public discussion of grand jury evidence, say that so many of the wives of lawmakers and lobbyists have become tied up in the investigation that F.B.I. agents have begun referring to them as "The Wives Club." The lawyers said the scrutiny of the families would increase the leverage of prosecutors, since the targets might be willing to plead guilty and incriminate others to spare family members from being charged.

On Dec. 3, 2003, Aeneas Enterprises opened for business in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, and judging by its bank records, the small consulting company with no listed telephone number was an instant success. Within a month, its records show, Aeneas had taken in $2.3 million from a single client."