Bloomberg Law
June 21, 2017, 9:03 PM

Abramoff Ties Could Mean Trouble for Trump DOL Nominee

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

The government official tapped for the Labor Department’s number two spot previously worked with notorious lobbyist Jack Abramoff to try to shield a tiny cluster of Pacific Islands from federal labor and immigration laws.

Patrick Pizzella, whose nomination for deputy labor secretary was submitted to Congress June 20, cut his teeth working for Abramoff in the 1990s. Abramoff was the subject of one of the largest congressional lobbying scandals in recent history and was sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy to bribe public officials.

Pizzella was never suspected of or charged with any ...

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