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 "PMA Group":

"… d for the House defense appropriations subcommittee. Later, as head of the PMA Group lobbying firm, he represented seven defense contractors which received mor …"

"… presented by ex-congressional office or committee staffers working for the PMA Group. When asked about the four former staffers who have registered as lobbyist …"

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 "Earmark":

"… arks Magliocchetti sought and often received for his clients were illegal. Earmarks are appropriations directed by individual lawmakers that are not part of …"

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 "Earmark":

"… ions Subcommittee, according to a news release issued by the ethics office.Earmarks issued by members of the subcommittee were the subject of two investigati …"

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

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"… ort did identify “troubling” behavior by the now-defunct lobbying firm PMA Group that was at the center of the panel’s probe.“PMA employed ‘strong-ar …"

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

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"… marks they made on behalf of clients of the now-defunct lobbying firm, the PMA Group. Both Visclosky and Tiahrt are members of the House Defense Appropriations …"

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 "PMA Group":

"… er items of value from PMA’s PAC in exchange for an official act.” The PMA Group, a now-defunct lobbying firm, was headed former House Appropriations Defen …"

"… closed that the House ethics committee was examining the activities of the PMA Group.In a statement released yesterday, ethics committee chair Zoe Lofgren (D-C …"

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 "PMA Group":

"… ethics committee inquiry swirling around a now-defunct lobbying firm, the PMA Group, that was filled with former subcommittee aides. PMA’s offices were raid …"

"… presented by ex-congressional office or committee staffers working for the PMA Group. When asked about the four former staffers who have registered as lobbyist …"

"… on, and a former Center staffer, wrote earlier this year that “while the PMA Group scandal is different from [convicted ex-lobbyist Jack] Abramoff, in many w …"

"… ny ways it’s more serious. … Abramoff’s excesses were fairly unique; PMA Group’s business model is standard operating procedure in Washington.”Indeed …"

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

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"… 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 "Earmark":

"… eeler, an analyst at the Center for Defense Information, is more blunt: “Earmarks and contributions are both legal and constitutional,” he says, “but c …"

"… indings:John Murtha and C.W. Bill Young: The senior EarmarkersMurtha: Earmarks: $48.2 millionContributions: $493,950Young: Earmarks: $21.8 millionContri …"

"… ior EarmarkersMurtha: Earmarks: $48.2 millionContributions: $493,950Young: Earmarks: $21.8 millionContributions: $145,291C.W. Bill Young’s “network” an …"

"… did not respond to requests for comment.Peter Visclosky: Another PMA friendEarmarks: $14 millionContributions: $321,450Two other congressmen — Peter Visclo …"

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