Time magazine once called Jack Abramoff “the man who bought Washington.” Abramoff was convicted on corruption charges several years ago, but his legacy left an indelible impact on the political, business and social culture inside the Beltway. We explore that legacy with Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, and a former congressman and a former lobbyist who also were brought down by the Abramoff investigation.

Guests

  • Neil Volz Former lobbyist, Greenberg Traurig; Former Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Robert Ney, R-Ohio; Former Staff Director, U.S. House Administration Committee
  • Robert Ney Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives, R-Ohio
  • Alex Gibney Director, Writer, "Casino Jack and the United States of Money" (Magnolia Pictures)

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