Sunday, January 08, 2006

 

Part 1: Cruise Line Lobbyists Related to Jack Abramoff Scandal

Influence Peddling by the Cruise Lines. Several Lobbyist and some firms for the cruise lines are involved in the Abramoff Scandal. 42 people have gone overboard since 2000. Who is to blame? Go to http://safecruise.blogspot.com/ for more information. Michael Scanlon, lobbyist closest to Jack Abramoff and others from Preston Gates Ellis Rouvelas & Meeds LLP were a lobbyist for Norwegian Cruise. Abramoff, Kevin Ring & David Safavian were involved in the Abramoff scandal and worked at Preston. ICCL hired lobbyists from Barnes & Thornburg where Edward Ayoob and Michales Scanlon worked.

Cruise Lines and their Lobbyists as reported by

The Center for Public Integrity


Total Amount Spent by Cruise Lines excluding Disney

For Lobbying From 1998 to 2004 =

$ 9,750,000

(Approximate)




Total Amount Spent by Walt Disney Co.

For Lobbying From 1998 to 2004 =

$ 23,626,800

(Approximate)

It is unknown how much of this amount

was for their cruise line.



Data on Lobbying by Cruise Lines from the Center for Public Integrity Web Site

Lobbyist and or Firms related to Jack Abramoff Scnadal are Shown in Bold.

http://www.publicintegrity.org/lobby/profile-pf.aspx?act=clients&year=2003&cl=L002398




http://www.publicintegrity.org/lobby/profile-pf.aspx?act=clients&year=2003&cl=L002398



Company or Organization


Norwegian Cruise Lines






Rank: 682nd


Lobbying 1998-2004: $2,760,000


Lobbying 2004: $620,000



Lobbying Firms





















































Firms representing this company or

organization ranked by total spending


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


Preston Gates Ellis Rouvelas & Meeds LLP


$1,020,000


$320,000


$1,620,000


2)


Williams & Jensen


$420,000


$240,000


$800,000


3)


Watanabe Ing & Kawashima


$80,000


$20,000


$180,000


4)


Jack Ferguson and Associates


$40,000


$40,000


$80,000


5)


DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP


-


-


$60,000


6)


Alcalde & Fay


-


-


$20,000


7)


WATANABE ING KAWASHIMA & KOMEIJI


-


Less than $10,000


Less than $10,000




Lobbyists









































































Lobbyists 2004 - present


Employer


1)


Jack Ferguson


Jack Ferguson and Associates


2)


Darrell Conner


Preston Gates Ellis Rouvelas & Meeds LLP


3)


Stephen Cooper


Preston Gates Ellis Rouvelas & Meeds LLP


4)


William Myhre


Preston Gates Ellis Rouvelas & Meeds LLP


5)


Ralph Nurnberger


Preston Gates Ellis Rouvelas & Meeds LLP


6)


Yvette Robitaille


Preston Gates Ellis Rouvelas & Meeds LLP


7)


Emanuel Rouvelas


Preston Gates Ellis Rouvelas & Meeds LLP


8)


Michael Scanlon


Preston Gates Ellis Rouvelas & Meeds LLP


9)


Dennis Stephens


Preston Gates Ellis Rouvelas & Meeds LLP


10)


Paul Stimers


Preston Gates Ellis Rouvelas & Meeds LLP


11)


Jeffrey Watanabe


Watanabe Ing & Kawashima


12)


Jeffrey Watanabe


WATANABE ING KAWASHIMA & KOMEIJI


13)


George Baker


Williams & Jensen


14)


Bertram Carp


Williams & Jensen


15)


Denis Dwyer


Williams & Jensen


16)


Joyce Rogers


Williams & Jensen




By Industry



































Issues this company or organization

lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


Marine, Maritime, Boating & Fisheries


4


4


16


2)


Transportation


4


3


10


3)


Tourism & Travel


0


0


3


4)


Gaming, Gambling & Casinos


0


0


2




By Agency





















































Agencies this company or organization lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


U.S. Senate


7


7


22


2)


U.S. House of Representatives


5


4


15


3)


State, U.S. Department of (DOS)


0


0


2


4)


U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)


0


1


1


5)


U.S. Coast Guard


0


1


1


6)


U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD)


0


1


1


7)


U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)


0


1


1






http://www.public-i.org/lobby/profile-pf.aspx?act=clients&year=2003&cl=L001929


Company or Organization


International Council of Cruise Lines






Rank: 325th


Lobbying 1998-2004: $6,134,702


Lobbying 2004: $991,946



Lobbying Firms























Firms representing this company or

organization ranked by total spending


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


Alcalde & Fay


$1,040,000


$740,000


$5,070,660


2)


Barnes & Thornburg


-


$20,000


$20,000




Lobbyists









































































Lobbyists 2004 - present


Employer


1)


J Crye


International Council of Cruise Lines


2)


Stanford Deno


International Council of Cruise Lines


3)


Angela Plott


International Council of Cruise Lines


4)


Thomas Thompson


International Council of Cruise Lines


5)


Hector Alcalde


Alcalde & Fay


6)


Louis Bafalis


Alcalde & Fay


7)


Cynthia Colenda


Alcalde & Fay


8)


Carisa Henze


Alcalde & Fay


9)


Lois Moore


Alcalde & Fay


10)


Nancy Prowitt


Alcalde & Fay


11)


Paul Schlesinger


Alcalde & Fay


12)


Carolyn Gray


Barnes & Thornburg


13)


Teresa Jakubowski


Barnes & Thornburg


14)


Michael Lehrhoff


Barnes & Thornburg


15)


Walt Sanders


Barnes & Thornburg


16)


Jeffrey Taylor


Barnes & Thornburg




By Industry



























































Issues this company or organization

lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


Immigration


2


2


15


2)


Taxation & Internal Revenue Code


2


2


14


3)


Marine, Maritime, Boating & Fisheries


2


2


14


4)


Health Issues


2


2


14


5)


Environment & Superfund


2


2


13


6)


Transportation


2


2


13


7)


Tourism & Travel


0


2


2


8)


Civil Rights & Civil Liberties


0


2


2




By Agency



















































































































































































Agencies this company or organization lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)


4


3


24


2)


U.S. Senate


4


5


23


3)


U.S. House of Representatives


4


5


23


4)


Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service)


2


3


23


5)


U.S. Coast Guard


3


4


23


6)


U.S. Customs Service


1


3


13


7)


State, U.S. Department of (DOS)


2


2


13


8)


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)


2


2


12


9)


Federal Maritime Commission


2


2


12


10)


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


2


2


11


11)


National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


2


2


11


12)


U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)


2


1


11


13)


U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)


2


2


11


14)


Centers For Disease Control & Prevention


2


2


10


15)


National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)


2


2


10


16)


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)


2


2


8


17)


Panama Canal Commission


0


0


7


18)


General Accounting Office (GAO)


0


0


7


19)


U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD)


2


1


6


20)


U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)


2


2


5


21)


Transportation Security Administration


2


2


5


22)


U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)


2


2


5


23)


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)


0


3


4


24)


U.S. Architectural & Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ACCESS)


2


1


4


25)


Food & Drug Administration (FDA)


0


2


2


26)


Indian Health Service


0


0


1


27)


National Institutes of Health (NIH)


0


0


1


28)


Access Board


0


1


1



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