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... Sealaska Land Grab
Crony Capitalism At Its Worst…

Soapy MurkowskiSoapy Young

Soapy Lisa                                          Soapy Don


  • Sets bad precedent for millions of acres of ANILCA land in Alaska.
  • Kills our businesses and jobs.
  • Fosters Corruption.
  • Leads to future subsidies at the expense of taxpayers.
  • Results in large public outlays.
  • Locks out the public by barring access to fish and hunt.
  • Reduces the level of salmon stream protection under weaker state law.
  • Rips Off hundreds of millions of dollars in public infrastructure funded by tax payers.
  • S. 340 requires U.S. tax payers to share, in an unspecified percentage, maintenance costs of hundreds of miles of roads that will benefit Sealaska primarily.
  • HR 1408 gives Sealaska 307 miles of taxpayer funded roads, Soapy Don's Rip Off.
  • S 730 gives Sealaska 240 miles of taxpayer funded roads, Soapy Lisa's Rip Off.



Before Sealaska's Land Grab
There Was 8A Contracting


New information about contracting preferences for Alaska Native Corporations - US Senate Database [Jul 16th, 2009] 12 Alaska Native Corporations get 26 percent of all minority contracting in the US. Under Murkowski that percentage soared upwards - DEFENSE INDUSTRY DAILY [Jul 28th, 2009]

            •    Jon De Vore is a lobbyist in Birch Horton Bitner who helped draft the 8(a) legislation.
                 (Bitner is the brother in law of former Senator Ted Steven's)

            •    With Stevens’s Fall, a Pipeline for Lobbyists Is Shutting Off.
                 - NEW YORK TIMES [Dec 21st, 2008]

A drumbeat of warnings about impropriety regarding Alaska native corporation contracts
- WASHINGTON POST [Sept 29th, 2010]

Alaska native status gave tiny, inexperienced firm a $250 million Army contract‏
- WASHINGTON POST [Nov 25th, 2010]

Eyak Corp.: A case study‏
- WASHINGTON POST [Sept 30th, 2010]

D.C. insiders can reap fortunes from federal programs for small businesses
- WASHINGTON POST [Mar 12th, 2011]

Two Worlds: Alaska native corporations and their shareholders victims of fraud
- WASHINGTON POST [Sept 30th, 2010]

8a Cntracts Under Soapy Murkowski

8a contacts soared under Soapy Lisa.

Scandal Brings Call for probe of Native Corporation Contracting
- THE NEWS TRIBUNE [Oct 6th, 2011]

Begich Opposes Reform of Exclusive Native Contracting.
- ALASKA DISPATCH NEWS [July 2nd, 2014]

First Part of Investigation by US Senate Committee of Homeland Security on Alaska Native Contracting
- SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONTRACTING OVERSIGHT [Jul 16th, 2009]






... Fosters Corruption ...

Murkowski Aide, Foglvog: US Attorney's Sentencing Recommendation for Jail Time and Fine - US DISTRICT COURT [Jan 31st, 2012]

Murkowski Aide, Foglvog: Plea agreement - US DISTRICT COURT [Aug 1st, 2011]

Evidence builds Murkowski knew about Foglvog 18 months earlier than she claims - ALASKA PUBLIC RADIO NATIONAL [Sept 26th, 2011]

Foglvog Fine Goes to Foundation the head of NMFS supported. Where's the conflict - GLOUCESTER TIMES [Aug 12th, 2011]

Foglvog being pressured to turn in other corrupt Alaskans before jail in November. UFA admits it knew two and a half years ago about his crimes - ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS [Aug 12th, 2011]

Murkowski didn't know about Foglvog years ago? HA HA: Alaska's biggest paper - ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS [Aug 6th, 2011]

Murkowski Does Wrong Keeping Criminal on Payroll - ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS [Aug 6th, 2011]

Murkowski's Answers Raise More Questions - ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS EDITORIAL [Aug 6th, 2011]

Murkowski's crooked aide stayed on job four months despite admitting guilt - ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS [Aug 4th, 2011]

Alaska radio host blasts Murkowski what did she know and when did she know it‏ - SHANNY MOORE / PODBEAN [Aug 3rd, 2011]

Murkowski Fisheries Aide Going to Jail for Fishing Violation‏ - DAILY CALLER [Aug 3rd, 2011]

Murkowski aide going to jail - ALASKA DISPATCH [Aug 2nd, 2011]

Murkowski Did She Steal the Election? - GROUND SWELL ALASKA [Jan 14th, 2011]

Crooked Murkowski aide Fuglvog give up coveted head of National Marine Fisheries Service - DECK BOSS [Aug 8th, 2009]

Crooked Murkowski Aide Ran for head of NMFS after he had a string of convictions - GLOUCHESTER TIMES [Jul 30th, 2009]

UFA Fuglvog Letter endorses Crooked Murkowski Aide‏ - SCRIBD [Apr 23rd, 2009]

Crooked Murkowski Aide put name in hat around April 2009‏ - DECK BOSS [Apr 9th, 2009]

Lavish Congressional Fishing Vacations May Have Violated Ethics Rules - THINKPROGRESS [Jun 28th, 2006]


SOAPY LISA'S

BAIL OUTS, HAND OUTS, LOBBYISTS, CONNECTIONS TO SPECIAL INTERESTS



View how Lisa Voted one month after lobbyists put money in her poke.
Sources: Map Light, Influence Explorer and Open Secrets.

Lisa's extensive money networks include; lobbyist and lawyers for Sealaska who benefit from S 730.

Sealaska Financed Junkets Alaska for Congress includes the head staffer of the House Natural Resources Committee (click to see who, when, and where they went).


A. Sealaska Corporation

SEALASKA Board Member, Byron Mallott, bundled $1,276,930 for Murkowski's re-election in 2010.

Sealaska Paid Van Ness Feldman $70,000 in the first two quarters of 2011 to lobby for Murkowski's
S 730 and Young's HR 1408.
•     First Quarter
•     Second Quarter
2009:
•     First Quarter $40,000
•     Second Quarter $50,000
•     Third Quarter $20,000
•     Fourth Quarter $30,000


Sealaska Lobbyists Gave Lisa

1. VAN NESS FELDMAN: $35,650.
Third largest Murkowsi contributor.

Alan Mintz
• Van Ness individuals: $17,900 since '07.
• Pac: $9,500.

2. PATTON BOGGS: $19,900.

• Budd Simpson: $500.

• Outside Counsel for Sealaska Corporation.
• General Counsel for The Juneau Empire, the region's largest daily newspaper, and its parent company, Morris Communications Corporation, which has media holdings throughout the state and the Lower 48.

• John Tillinghast:


B. Icicle Seafood's Lobbyist

• Icicle stored Fuglvog fish [illegally] (Shanny Moore claims)
• Jack Ferguson - Icicle Seafoods paid him $60,000 to lobby.
• $1,000 to Lisa Murkowsi.


C. Trident Seafoods

• $33,900


D. Fishermen

• $33,450



If you know of a lobbyist who has contributed to the Soapies please contact us here with a citation to your source. We will post it here.


FOLLOW SOAPY DON'S MONEY


FOLLOW SOAPY MARK'S MONEY



COMPROMISE CANNOT BE MADE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG


Conviction of Sheldon Jackson Father of Alaska Native Education as cited in Alaska Apostle page 24.


THOSE WHO WREST RICHES FROM THE EARTH STILL REQUIRE SPIRITUAL WEALTH
- REV SHELDON JACKSON


  • Was a United States Government General Agent for education in Alaska 1885-1906.
  • Founded the Presbyterian Mission to Haines in 1880.
  • Funded Mrs. McFarland's School for Native Girls in Wrangell 1878.

See Report on Education in Alaska with Maps and Illustrations, 1886 edition, by Sheldon Jackson. Washington: Government Printing Office.

CONDITION OF THE INDIANS OF ALASKA 1902, DR. SHELDON JACKSON.




Opinion/Letter: S.881 is not the solution for Southeast Alaska - SANDY POWERS [Apr 5, 2010]






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