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  • Saudi Gas Development Plans Hit..

    07/07/2014 9:39:07 PM PDT · by Rabin · 10 replies
    Rigzone ^ | July 07, 2014 | Rania El Gamal; editing by Sami Aboudi and John Stonestreet
    Royal Dutch Shell is ending investments in a gas development project in Saudi Arabia. The emergence of the shale gas industry has opened up more lucrative opportunities for energy companies elsewhere. Shell has decided to end further investment in the Kidan area of the Empty Quarter, the sea of sand dunes that cover south-east Saudi Arabia. Italy's ENI, Spain's Repsol and France's Total - have already abandoned the search for commercially viable gas deposits in that part of Saudi Arabia. Kidan, rich in sour gas...
  • Abramoff seeks delay in prison term

    09/28/2006 9:41:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 335+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/28/06 | Curt Anderson - ap
    MIAMI - Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a former business partner sought a second delay in starting their federal prison sentences for fraud involving the purchase of a gambling fleet. The request, filed jointly by prosecutors and defense attorneys, said that Abramoff is continuing to cooperate in a Washington corruption investigation, and Adam Kidan is providing information about the murder of former SunCruz Casinos owner Konstantinos Boulis. U.S. District Judge Paul Huck was to consider the request, which seeks a 90-day delay, on Thursday afternoon. Abramoff and Kidan are currently scheduled to surrender Oct. 2 to serve prison sentences of...
  • Abramoff gets 70 months for Florida fraud (SunCruz Casinos fraud case)

    03/29/2006 10:39:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 1,002+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/29/06 | Reuters
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Jack Abramoff, a disgraced lobbyist at the heart of a Washington influence-peddling scandal that has rattled top Republicans, was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on Wednesday for fraud in the purchase of a Florida casino cruise line. Abramoff, who is cooperating in a federal investigation into whether Washington politicians gave his clients favorable treatment in exchange for campaign contributions, Super Bowl tickets and other illegal gifts, was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in prison. Abramoff, along with co-defendant Adam Kidan, was ordered to pay $21.7 million in restitution. Kidan was also sentenced to...
  • Abramoff to Be Sentenced for Wire Fraud (SunCruz Casinos fraud case)

    03/29/2006 10:30:29 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 434+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/29/06 | Curt Andersen - ap
    MIAMI - Disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff arrived in court several hours early Wednesday, avoiding the media before his sentencing in a Florida fraud case. He and former partner Adam Kidan pleaded guilty to conspiracy and wire fraud stemming from the ill-fated purchase in 2000 of the SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet. They now face between just under six years and more than seven years in federal prison, though the sentences won't start immediately so they can continue cooperating in a Washington corruption investigation and a Florida probe into the murder of former SunCruz owner Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis. Before the hearing,...
  • Abramoff pleads guilty in SunCruz Casinos fraud case

    01/04/2006 5:41:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 743+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 1/4/06 | Curt Anderson - ap
    MIAMI – Once-powerful lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to conspiracy and wire fraud stemming from his 2000 purchase of a gambling boat fleet. The plea by Abramoff, 46, before U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck came a day after Abramoff entered guilty pleas to three other federal charges as part of an agreement with prosecutors requiring him to cooperate in a broad corruption investigation into members of Congress. Like a former business partner did last month, Abramoff pleaded guilty to concocting a false $23 million wire transfer that made it appear as if the pair contributed...
  • Source: Abramoff Lawyers in Talks With DOJ

    12/20/2005 9:55:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,384+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/05 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON - Lawyers for Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff are in discussions with the Justice Department about his possible cooperation in a congressional corruption probe, a person involved in the investigation said Tuesday night. The probe involves a number of members of Congress as well as staff. A former aide to ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, has already pleaded guilty. Abramoff would plead guilty under an arrangement that would settle a criminal case against him in Florida as well as potential corruption charges in Washington, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the...
  • Money, Mobsters, Murder; The sordid tale of a GOP lobbyist's casino deal gone bad.

    12/08/2005 6:42:17 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 10 replies · 629+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/28/05 | Matthew Continetti
    Little attention has been paid to [Jack] Abramoff's relationship with Adam Kidan, or to Kidan's relationship with the mob. At first blush this is understandable. Between Boulis's murder in early 2001 and the recent arrests of Moscatiello, Ferrari, and Fiorillo, little was known about the circumstances of the shooting. But it is now clear that Gus Boulis links all these men. He sold SunCruz [Casino cruise ships] to Kidan and Abramoff six months before he was murdered. The sale was highly irregular, and afterwards Boulis feuded constantly with Kidan and Abramoff about how the company should be run. Kidan, moreover,...