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  1. Spamature

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    Only in the Trump's America.

    Incoming acting Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella under scrutiny for work with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff
    Published Fri, Jul 12 2019 11:20 AM EDTUpdated 4 hours ago



    Incoming acting Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella will take the helm of the department following the resignation Friday of Alex Acosta, who faced scrutiny over his role in prosecuting alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago.

    But Pizzella, currently deputy Labor secretary, has his own controversial past that will likely come to the fore. Democratic senators and civil rights groups have expressed concern about Pizzella's prior work with disgraced Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff in the late 1990s and early 2000s to hamper worker protections in the Northern Mariana Islands.

    When Pizzella worked on Abramoff's team at Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds, the lobbying firm was pushing to prevent Congress from imposing minimum wage laws on the Northern Mariana Islands. At the time, there were "maximum" wage restrictions on the islands of $3.05 per hour for foreign workers, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting.

    "Foreign workers pay up to $7,000 to employers or middlemen for the right to a job in the CNMI. When they finally reach the Commonwealth, they are assigned to tedious, low paying work for long hours with little or no time off. At night they are locked in prison-like barracks," one government report found.

    Abramoff was sentenced to six years in prison on fraud-related charges in 2006. He served four years and was released in 2010.

    The Labor Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A White House spokesman said he was unaware of the controversy related to Pizzella
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  2. Dino

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    Maybe stop inventing fake scandals and making things worse?

    Oh wait, the left wants everything to be worse.

    Never mind.
     
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  3. Spamature

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    Dude I remember this story from the Abramoff Scandal.

    I see you like to forget the sordid past.

    Out of sight
    Out of mind

    Later you pretend it never even happened.
     
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    Abramoff is not the fake scandal. Try to pay attention to the context.
     
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    Are you saying the Mariana Islands scandal is fake ?

    Did you forget that Tom Delay was caught up in that one too ?
     
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    This guy sounds squeaky clean. Labor law in the Marianas Islands???

    roflmao_2guystoonan.

    Do you know how far $3.05/hour goes there?
     
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    The had those people captive at night behind barbed wire.
     
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  8. The Thinker

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    They... Those... You're making shit up again OR getting suckered yet AGAIN by fake news.
     

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