Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Files Lawsuit

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas announced Wednesday that it has filed a lawsuit against former lobbyist Jack Abramoff; his partner, Michael Scanlon; lobbyist, Ralph Reed, and former Abramoff associates Jon Van Horne and Neil Volz. The suit, filed in federal district court in Austin, alleges conspiracy, fraud and racketeering.

The lawsuit details how Abramoff and his associates illegally lobbied Texas state officials to stop the passage of a bill authorizing federally-recognized Indian Tribes in Texas to conduct gaming.

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