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 "Jim Moran":

"… ethod detailed, Murtha and fellow Democrats Peter Visclosky of Indiana and Jim Moran of Virginia steered a host of earmarks to PMA clients, and those clients a …"

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

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"… 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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"… ased companies that employ thousands of Kansas workers in my district.”A spokesman in Visclosky’s D.C. office could not be reached for comment. Records in …"

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 "Jim Moran":

"… ers of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee — including Murtha, Jim Moran (D-Va.), Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) and Bill Young (R-Fla.), all of whom were me …"

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 "Common Sense":

"… ing weeks.The Center’s analysis relied on data provided by Taxpayers for Common Sense, the Center for Responsive Politics, and the U.S. Senate’s Office of Pub …"

"… the subcommittee’s earmarks and campaign contributions by Taxpayers for Common Sense.Among the Center’s findings:Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Murtha, and the sub …"

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 "Jim Moran":

"… mmittee aides.Murtha and fellow panel members Peter Visclosky (D-Ind.) and Jim Moran (D-Va.) steered a host of earmarks to PMA clients, and those clients and P …"

"… illionContributions: $321,450Two other congressmen — Peter Visclosky and Jim Moran — were involved in similar circles with former staffers who later worked …"

"… vestigation. Visclosky’s office did not respond to a request for comment.Jim Moran: A gusto for earmarkingEarmarks: $3.2 millionContributions: $69,900The fin …"

"… d earmarker to surface in the Center’s analysis was Virginia Congressman Jim Moran, a ten-term Democrat from the state’s Washington, D.C., suburbs. In June …"

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