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  Cornyn denies ties to lobbyist
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Last EditedDFWDem  Apr 18, 2005 04:22pm
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MediaNewspaper - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
News DateMonday, April 18, 2005 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionBy Maria Recio
Star-Telegram Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON - The closing of the Speaking Rock Casino near El Paso in February 2002 was one of John Cornyn's proudest moments as Texas attorney general.

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House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land, for weeks has been in an all-out political war, defending himself from allegations of ethical lapses, many of them connected to the battle over tribal casinos.

But Cornyn's role in the casino controversy is only beginning to draw attention.

The shuttering of the Speaking Rock Casino is being explored by investigators for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, as well as a federal multi-agency task force and grand jury that are examining the actions of Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and public relations associate Mike Scanlon.
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