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Report Details Tickets Offered By Abramoff

October 07, 2006|From the Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A congressional report found that disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff had 485 lobbying contacts with White House officials over three years. The report also said that Abramoff and his team offered tickets to 19 sports events and concerts to White House officials, and that Susan Ralston, special assistant to President Bush, was the most frequent recipient. The report said Ralston, who resigned Friday, received the following:

* Dec. 1, 2001: Four floor tickets to a Washington Wizards basketball game

* Dec. 22, 2001: An unknown number of tickets to a Washington Capitals hockey game

* June 15, 2002: Two tickets to an Andrea Bocelli concert with parking

* Aug. 10, 2002: Four tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert

* Aug. 23, 2002: Four tickets to a Baltimore Orioles game

* Nov. 27, 2002: Four tickets to a Capitals game, with parking

* Feb. 26, 2003: Four tickets to a Capitals game

* Jan. 10, 2004: Four floor tickets to a Wizards game

* Feb. 3, 2004: Two ice-level seats to a Capitals game

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