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  • proper noun A code name for an sting operation set up by the FBI to thwart bribery in Congress.

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Examples

  • Everybody involved in Abscam was just ahead of their time, I guess.

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  • For more than 26 years, Congressman John P. "Jack" Murtha (D-Penn.) has not been truthful about his involvement in Abscam, court records and the complete video of his meeting with the FBI show.

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  • His testimony, the video, and the cases of other congressmen snared in Abscam suggest that "investments in the district" was a common Abscam defense for those accused of bribery.

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  • In a city whose history is rife with scandal and the political price it exacts, from the F.B.I. sting operation known as Abscam to the savings and loans collapse involving 'the Keating Five,' some experts feared that the Abramoff investigation would eclipse all the rest.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Tremors Across Washington as Lobbyist Turns Star Witness

  • In a city whose history is rife with scandal and the political price it exacts, from the F.B.I. sting operation known as Abscam to the savings and loans collapse involving "the Keating Five," some experts feared that the Abramoff investigation would eclipse all the rest. '

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Tremors Across Washington as Lobbyist Turns Star Witness

  • Now, one of those allegations concerns a 26-year-old FBI probe known as Abscam, something in which Murtha was never charged.

    CNN Transcript Nov 14, 2006

  • In 1980, five house members were convicted in a scandal called Abscam of taking bribes from FBI agents disguised as Arab businessmen.

    CNN Transcript Nov 29, 2005

  • Murtha's critics recall the Abscam corruption probe, in which the

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  • Murtha's critics recall the Abscam corruption probe, in which the FBI caught him on videotape in a 1980 sting operation turning down a $50,000 bribe offer while holding out the possibility that he might take money in the future.

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  • Murtha's critics recall the Abscam corruption probe, in which the FBI caught him on videotape in a 1980 sting operation turning down a $50,000 bribe offer while holding out the possibility that he might take money in the future.

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