PMA lobbyist pleads guilty

By Aaron Mehta

Paul Magliocchetti, a former lobbyist and key figure in the Center for Public Integrity’s The Murtha Method investigation, pled guilty on Fr

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Murtha":

"… $30.2 million in earmarks from the now-deceased subcommittee chairman Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.In his plea, Magliocchetti admitted that he made hundreds of thousan …"

Earmarks lobbyist indicted for illegal campaign contribution scheme

By Nick Schwellenbach

A master pay-to-play defense lobbyist in the center of a controversial web of Capitol Hill relationships highlighted by the Center for Publi

Excerpts from this story referencing "PMA Group":

"… sday by a federal grand jury.Paul Magliocchetti, head of the now-shuttered PMA Group, was accused of running an illegal campaign contribution scheme to boost h …"

"… irm’s “influence, power, and prestige,” according to the indictment. PMA Group once stood at the crossroads of an estimated billions of dollars in mostly …"

"… a bastion of former congressional aides-turned-lobbyists.Magliocchetti and PMA Group were a focus of the Center’s two-part “The Murtha Method” investigat …"

House ethics office asks for DoJ probe of earmarks

By Nick Schwellenbach

The House Office of Congressional Ethics has asked the Justice Department to probe the relationship between campaign contributions and earma

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Ianieri":

"… employees can donate to company PACs that in turn give money to candidates.Richard Ianieri, a former Argon executive, wrote back and said would list himself as an em …"

House ethics panel clears 'Murtha Method' representatives

By Nick Schwellenbach

The House ethics committee ended its investigation of the last two defense appropriators remaining in its crosshairs, according to a report

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Murtha":

"… Murtha Method” investigation, named after the panel’s late chairman, John Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat, who died earlier this month. While the ethics co …"

Ethics investigation continues for two 'Murtha Method' Congressmen

By Nick Schwellenbach

The House ethics committee has announced it is extending a review of two Congressmen that were among the subjects of "The Murtha Method," an

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Murtha":

"… ng those involved was the subcommittee’s chairman, Pennsylvania Democrat John Murtha.The ethics panel, also known as the Committee on Standards of Official Con …"

Leaked document reveals six “Murtha Method” Reps. under investigation

By Nick Schwellenbach

Seven members of a powerful subcommittee that was the subject of a recent Center investigation are now being scrutinized by the House ethics

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Murtha":

"… ommittee. “The Murtha Method” story, named after Pennsylvania Democrat John Murtha, the chairman of the panel, identified six of the seven subcommittee membe …"

A ‘Murtha Method’ encore

By Nick Schwellenbach

A review of the 2010 defense appropriations process reveals that most members of a key House of Representatives panel continue to engage in

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sunlight Foundation":

"… sentatives has been charged with wrongdoing.Bill Allison of the non-profit Sunlight Foundation, and a former Center staffer, wrote earlier this year that “while the PM …"

PMA Group ‘excel’s at access to Murtha, document shows

By Nick Schwellenbach

It’s the end of an era for Paul Magliocchetti and his lobbying shop, the PMA Group. After 20 years of existence, the firm is closing down ne

Excerpts from this story referencing "PMA Group":

"… It’s the end of an era for Paul Magliocchetti and his lobbying shop, the PMA Group. After 20 years of existence, the firm is closing down next week in the wa …"

"… obtained by PaperTrail appears to show the degree of coziness between the PMA Group and the House defense appropriations subcommittee — it seems that PMA’ …"

"… r file’s history — say the document was created by “ken” of “The PMA Group” on July 23, 2007, though that does not necessarily imply that PMA engin …"

"… fore most people in Congress had it?”Patrick Dorton, a spokesman for the PMA Group and Magliocchetti, said the document was not proof that PMA had unusual ac …"

The Pentagon's stealth rainmaker

By Alex Knott

How revolving doors and large donations allow a defense lobbying firm to dominate

Excerpts from this story referencing "PMA Group":

"… an inside track to business opportunities with the federal government."The PMA Group, a lobbying firm that specializes in defense contracting, has reported rec …"

"… ep money flowing inwardTake Paul Magliocchetti, the president and owner of PMA Group. Magliocchetti worked 10 years as senior staff member of the Committee on …"

The Murtha Method

By The Center for Public Integrity

For months, a cloud has swirled around Congressman John Murtha (D-Pa.), chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee,

Excerpts from this story referencing "spokesman":

"… rds to members of Congress or staffers and their relationships with PMA. A spokesman for Murtha declined to comment for this story, though Murtha has previousl …"

"… m.Moran, Koloszar, and ProLogic did not respond to requests for comment. A spokesman for QinetiQ, the parent company of Planning Systems Inc. said he could not …"

"… al Dynamics corporate PAC, $4,500 from L-3’s PAC, and $500 from LeSage.A spokesman for General Dynamics, which also received earmarks from and made PAC contr …"

"… L-3 PAC money, and $1,500 in donations from top L-3 executives. A Kingston spokesman referred the Center to a 16-point checklist they use to consider defense e …"

Tracking lobbying giant PMA’s former clients

By Nick Schwellenbach

To say that Washington is a town built on relationships is an understatement. A recent example: In the wake of the embattled lobbying firm P