Foer, Franklin
January 2006
New Republic;1/30/2006, Vol. 234 Issue 3, p12
The article looks at the character of lobbyist Jack Abramoff by focusing on the film "Red Scorpion," which he produced in 1986 starring Dolph Lundgren and Grace Jones. As he mulled the "Red Scorpion" offer, Lundgren got a taste of Abramoff's largesse when he got a photo-op with former U.S. President Ronald Reagan. When Lundgren discusses the scandal Abramoff is involved in, he states that Abramoff was always connected with politicians. Abramoff filmed the "Red Scorpion" in Swaziland in order to receive tax deductions available to investors there. The movie left a $12 million debt.


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