Sunday, May 23, 2010
Convicted felon and former lobbyist Jack Abramoff graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1977. Not surprisingly, the future Republican star was active in student government, but lost a student council race to someone named David Hirsch (who, presumably, is leading a crime-free life).
Trivia: After graduating from Brandeis University in 1981, Abramoff spent $10,000 to win election as chairman of the College Republican National Committee. Grover Norquist was his campaign manager and Ralph Reed was later hired as an unpaid intern.
More about the Indian Casino lobbying scandal that sent Abramoff to a federal prison can be read here.