Sunday, January 08, 2006

 

Part 3: Cruise Line Lobbyists Related to 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



http://www.publicintegrity.org/lobby/profile-pf.aspx?act=clients&year=2003&cl=L017976


New Sea Escape Cruises






Rank: 7854th


Lobbying 1998-2004: $120,000


Lobbying 2004:



Lobbying Firms

















Firms representing this company or

organization ranked by total spending


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


The MWW Group


$20,000


-


$120,000




Lobbyists









Lobbyists 2004 - present


Employer




By Industry

















Issues this company or organization

lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


Tourism & Travel


1


0


9




By Agency























Agencies this company or organization lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


U.S. Senate


1


0


9


2)


U.S. House of Representatives


1


0


9






http://www.publicintegrity.org/lobby/profile-pf.aspx?act=clients&year=2003&cl=L007564


Company or Organization


Commodore Cruise Lines






Rank: 11274th


Lobbying 1998-2004: $50,000


Lobbying 2004:



Lobbyists









Lobbyists 2004 - present


Employer




By Industry























Issues this company or organization

lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


Transportation


0


0


2


2)


Marine, Maritime, Boating & Fisheries


0


0


2




By Agency



































Agencies this company or organization lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


U.S. Senate


0


0


2


2)


U.S. House of Representatives


0


0


2


3)


National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)


0


0


2


4)


U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)


0


0


1





http://www.publicintegrity.org/lobby/profile.aspx?act=clients&year=2003&cl=L012193


Company or Organization


Holland America






Rank: 15049th


Lobbying 1998-2004:



Lobbying Firms

















Firms representing this company or

organization ranked by total spending


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


Robertson, Monagle & Eastaugh


-


-


Less than $10,000




Lobbyists









Lobbyists 2004 - present


Employer




By Industry

















Issues this company or organization

lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


Transportation


0


0


1




By Agency























Agencies this company or organization lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


U.S. Senate


0


0


1


2)


U.S. House of Representatives


0


0


1






http://www.publicintegrity.org/lobby/profile-pf.aspx?act=clients&year=2003&cl=L012194


Company or Organization


Holland America Line - Westours Inc.






Rank: 5099th


Lobbying 1998-2004: $260,000


Lobbying 2004: $40,000



Lobbying Firms





























Firms representing this company or

organization ranked by total spending


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


Zane & Associates


-


-


$140,000


2)


Blank & Rome LLP


$40,000


$40,000


$80,000


3)


Dyer Ellis & Joseph


-


-


$40,000




Lobbyists













































































Lobbyists 2004 - present


Employer


1)


E Blanton


Blank & Rome LLP


2)


Kelly Bobek


Blank & Rome LLP


3)


Emma Broomfield


Blank & Rome LLP


4)


Carl Buchholz


Blank & Rome LLP


5)


James Drewry


Blank & Rome LLP


6)


Thomas Dyer


Blank & Rome LLP


7)


Joseph Gulant


Blank & Rome LLP


8)


William Roberts


Blank & Rome LLP


9)


Michael Semes


Blank & Rome LLP


10)


Karim Shehadeh


Blank & Rome LLP


11)


Duncan Smith


Blank & Rome LLP


12)


Rebecca South


Blank & Rome LLP


13)


Jennifer Southwick


Blank & Rome LLP


14)


Jonathon Waldron


Blank & Rome LLP


15)


Sidney Wallace


Blank & Rome LLP


16)


Desiree Westby


Blank & Rome LLP


17)


Cj Zane


Blank & Rome LLP




By Industry





















































Issues this company or organization

lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


Tourism & Travel


3


2


15


2)


Municipalities & Urban Development


0


0


1


3)


Railroads


0


0


1


4)


Natural Resources


0


0


1


5)


Marine, Maritime, Boating & Fisheries


0


0


1


6)


Indian & Native American Affairs


0


0


1


7)


Defense


0


0


1




By Agency









































Agencies this company or organization lobbied ranked by number of filings


2003


2004


1998-2004


1)


U.S. Senate


2


1


12


2)


U.S. House of Representatives


2


1


12


3)


State, U.S. Department of (DOS)


2


1


3


4)


National Park Service (NPS)


0


0


2


5)


U.S. Department of Interior (DOI)


0


0


2





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