WHAT CREW HAS LEARNED SO FAR ABOUT JERRY LEWIS

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) began an investigation of Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA) in
February 2006, and closed the investigation on September 24, 2010, without taking any action.
1

A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California announced the
investigation’s closure on December 4, 2010,
2
providing no further details.
3
In response to a
Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request, however, CREW received more than fifteen
hundred pages of highly redacted documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”)
regarding the investigation of Rep. Lewis.
4
While much of the information pertaining to the
investigation remains secret, CREW has been able to glean some insight into the federal probe.
The investigation spanned four years and stemmed from allegations of bribery, as well as the
presumed earmarking of funds in exchange for campaign contributions. These charges
originally were documented by an investigative reporter, and forwarded to DOJ by CREW.
5


Beyond providing some details of the investigation itself, the documents released to
CREW reveal the DOJ investigation was severely hampered by a lack of resources at both the
U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI. Further, the decision to run the investigation out of the

1
DOJ Form OBD-25, Notice of Closed Files. FBI documents cited herein are included as an
addendum to this report and are also available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/102843163.

2
Justice Dept. Ends Inquiry on Politician, New York Times, December 4, 2010, located at
www.nytimes.com/2010/12/05/us/politics/05lewis.html (last visited June 28, 2012).

3
Id.

4
See Letter from CREW to FBI, January 24, 2011, available at
http://crew.3cdn.net/15c308999999970ddecee027_99m6vrfvb.pdf. CREW sent similar letters
on January 24, 2011, to two other DOJ components, the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys
(EOUSA) (available at http://crew.3cdn.net/086cc5149f52375b2f_c0m6vrov0.pdf), and the
Criminal Division (available at http://crew.3cdn.net/83aac2b7ed264f2996_z4m6vreh0.pdf).
EOUSA claims to have located approximately 95,000 documents responsive to CREW’s FOIA
request but, to date, has released only public source information. The Criminal Division has
released only a file of public source information consisting largely of newspaper articles as well
as the Notice of Closed Files form (attached as Exhibit A and available at
http://www.scribd.com/doc/101066146/Responsive-Document-CREW-DOJ-Criminal-Division-
Regarding-Jerry-Lewis-Investigion-7-24-2012).
5
FBI document 58C-LA-244141-2 (FBI Letterhead Memorandum describing predication of
investigation and summarizing investigation strategy) (references are to the FBI serial numbers
on the released documents). See also FBI document 58C-LA-244141-5 (letter from CREW to
then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales requesting an investigation into Rep. Lewis’s
relationship with lobbyist Bill Lowery and Mr. Lowery’s firm, Copeland Lowery Jacquez
Denton & White).

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Riverside Resident Agency of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office likely hurt the FBI’s ability to
fully investigate Rep. Lewis in a timely manner. Finally, as of 2009, after successfully
investigating and prosecuting a number of individuals, including former Rep. Duke Cunningham
(R-CA), the FBI had no protocol or resources in place to track the flow of earmarks that resulted
from contacts with lobbyists. In the end, decisions by DOJ as to how the investigation would be
run and the limited support given to the Lewis investigative team ensured the agents and
attorneys assigned to the investigation would not succeed.

THE INVESTIGATION

In February 2006, the FBI’s Public Corruption Unit, Criminal Investigation Division
referred allegations about Rep. Lewis to the Riverside Resident Agency (“Riverside RA”) of the
FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.
6
The matter was opened as a full investigation on February 24,
2006, and captioned “Corruption of Federal Public Officials Legislative Branch.” Initially, Rep.
Lewis was not specifically listed as a subject of the investigation.
7
The FBI classified the file as
a 58C file, which under the FBI’s filing system indicates a “Bribery: Conflict of Interest
Investigation.” An August 3, 2006 memo describes the case as a “priority” for both the U.S
Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles and FBI headquarters.
8
Two specific allegations were at the
core of the investigation. First, Rep. Lewis allegedly had inappropriate relationships with
certain individuals that led to the securing of earmarks for clients of those individuals.
9
Second,
Rep. Lewis improperly assisted Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity fund in New
York. Cerberus “raised over $100,000 for Rep. Lewis’ Future Leaders PAC one day before the
House passed a defense spending bill preserving $160 million for a Navy project in which
Cerberus held a financial stake.” Notably, Rep. Lewis previously had criticized the Navy
project.
10


The main targets of the investigation were Rep. Lewis, his fundraisers, and associates.
11


6
FBI document 58C-LA-244141-1 (FBI Electronic Communication (“EC”) opening and
assigning investigation).

7
FBI document 58C-LA-244141-3 (FBI EC describing newly opened investigation).

8
FBI document 58C-LA-244141-74 (FBI EC setting leads for Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and
Richmond Field Offices).

9
FBI document 58C-LA-244141-3 (FBI EC describing newly opened investigation).

10
Id. See also FBI document 58C-LA-244141-4 (letter from The Campaign For A Cleaner
Congress to DOJ’s Public Integrity Section pointing out that despite his public criticism of the
Navy project in October 2002, Rep. Lewis was instrumental in restoring funding for the project
in June 2003, after receiving $110,000 from Cerberus, which he used to win support for his bid
to chair the full House Appropriations Committee).

11
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-9 (FBI EC setting leads for Philadelphia and New York Field
Offices).
3
Although the FBI redacted identifying information about the targets beyond Rep. Lewis, the
associates likely were former staffers of Rep. Lewis and employees of the lobbying firm then
known as Copeland Lowery Jacquez Denton & White (“CLJ”).
12
Two named members of the
firm had ties to Rep. Lewis: Bill Lowery was a former congressman closely associated with
Rep. Lewis,
13
and Letitia White previously had served on Rep. Lewis’s staff before becoming a
lobbyist.
14
Another individual, Jeffrey Shockey, also had worked for Rep. Lewis before going
to work for CLJ, and after a stint at the lobbying firm returned as a staffer to the House
Appropriations Committee, then chaired by Rep. Lewis, in January 2005.
15


The Riverside RA initially proposed a three-step investigation that would take three
months and include: (1) gathering “open-source information” and issuing third-party subpoenas
to learn as much as possible about the subjects of the investigation; (2) conducting limited
interviews; and (3) issuing grand jury subpoenas.
16


Although opened as a full investigation, Rep. Lewis was not initially named in the title
“in efforts to keep the existence of this investigation unknown from those without a ‘need to
know.’”
17
By April 20, 2006, however, both Rep. Lewis and Cerberus Capital Management
were added to the title of the captioned investigation based on “recent developments” and in “an
effort to fully disclose the extent of the investigation.”
18
The Riverside RA still considered the
case sensitive enough that access to the case documents was restricted in the FBI’s Automated
Case System (commonly known as ACS) to “those directly working on the investigation and
their chain of management in Los Angeles as well as the appropriate personnel of FBIHQ.”
19

Tellingly, however, the Riverside RA agents did not know the FBI’s procedures for restricting


12
Jerry Kammer, A Steady Flow of Financial Influences, Copley News Services, December 23,
2005 (attached to FBI document 58C-LA-244141-3).

13
Id.

14
Id.

15
Id.

16
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-2 (FBI Letterhead Memorandum describing predication of
investigation and summarizing investigation strategy).

17
FBI Document 58-C-LA-244141-9 (FBI EC setting leads for Philadelphia and New York
Field Offices).

18
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-17 (FBI EC changing title of investigation).

19
FBI Document 58-C-LA-244141-84 (FBI EC seeking Special Agent in Charge permission to
restrict access to case in ACS).

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access in the ACS, and had to retroactively seek permission to do so.
20


In the spring of 2006, the FBI began serving grand jury subpoenas and interviewing
witnesses throughout the country, including areas surrounding Phoenix, New York, Washington,
D.C., Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia.
21
Riverside RA agents traveled to New York
to interview witnesses on April 10, 2006.
22
The agents then traveled to Washington, D.C.
around May 21, 2006.
23
At this point, evidence that the FBI was attempting to conduct this
investigation with limited funds began to surface, as the agents had to seek special permission
just to rent a car while in the Washington, D.C. area to conduct interviews with Department of
Defense personnel in areas not covered by mass transportation.
24
The FBI agents also were
aware of the limited funds available to the prosecutors with whom they were working on the
case, as the Assistant U.S. Attorney assigned to the investigation was unsure if his office had
funds to cover his travel to New York to brief agents working on the investigation.
25


While in the Washington, D.C. area, no interviews were planned “of any current Lewis
staffers or others on Capitol Hill.”
26
Riverside RA agents did intend to “obtain financial
disclosures, required to be made by congressional staff, from the Clerk of the House,” and “also
attempt to identify the procedures for obtaining copies of emails from House personnel.”
27
The
FBI documents provide no explanation for why these tasks were not handled by the Criminal
Investigative Division of the FBI or other local agents headquartered in Washington, D.C., or

20
Id.

21
FBI Document 58-C-LA-244141-9 (FBI EC seeking permission for Los Angeles agents to
travel to New York); FBI Documents 58-C-LA-244141-18, 47, & 61 (FBI ECs setting leads for
various field offices); FBI Documents 58-C-LA-244141-29 & 51 (FBI ECs reporting on the
service of grand jury subpoenas); and 58-C-LA-244141-31 (FBI FD-301 reporting on the
interview of a witness).

22
FBI Documents 58-C-LA-244141-30-33 (FBI FD-302s reporting on interviews of witnesses).

23
FBI Documents 58-C-LA-244141-45 & 48 (FBI ECs requesting and documenting Special
Agent in Charge approval for travel to Washington, D.C.).

24
FBI Document 58-C-LA-244141-50 (FBI EC seeking permission to rent car while in
Washington, D.C. area).

25
FBI Document 58 C-LA-244141-9 (FBI EC seeking permission for Los Angeles agents to
travel to New York).

26
FBI Document 58-C-LA-244141-45 (FBI EC document Special Agent in Charge approval for
travel to Washington, D.C.).

27
FBI Document 58-C-LA-244141-48 (FBI EC requesting Special Agent in Charge permission
to travel to Washington, D.C.).

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why no instructions on performing these tasks were ever provided to the Riverside RA agents
when the case was assigned to them.

Despite the FBI’s attempt to keep most of the details of the investigation secret, media
reports about the investigation surfaced. The Los Angeles Times reported on May 11, 2006, that
according to sources, the investigation concerned “the connection between Lewis and his
longtime friend Bill Lowery.”
28
The San Bernadino Sun reported on May 17, 2006, about
severance payments received by Jeffrey Shockey as he left the employment of Lowery’s
lobbying firm to return to the staff of the House Appropriations Committee to work with Rep.
Lewis.
29
In early June of 2006, it was reported that San Bernadino County, Riverside County,
Cal State Bernardino, and the city of Redlands, California — all with ties to the lobbying firm
CLJ — had received grand jury subpoenas.
30
Meanwhile, the three-month period initially
established for the investigation passed and the investigation continued.

While the FBI documents CREW obtained contain numerous memoranda summarizing
information obtained from witnesses, they are so heavily redacted as to reveal very little about
what the FBI was learning. Some tantalizing portions remain, such as this partial sentence from
a June 5, 2006 memo from the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office: “Lewis was telling people to do
‘whatever [they] could do to help [name redacted].”
31
Another document states: “[names
redacted] have enjoyed great success in obtaining earmarks through Rep. Lewis and the
Appropriations Committee. It is believed a number of [redaction] in order to better their
chances of obtaining the earmarks, [redaction] with Rep. Lewis.”
32
A third document states
more explicitly:

[redaction] clients have enjoyed great success in obtaining
earmarks through Rep. Lewis and the Appropriations Committee.
It is believed a number of [redaction] clients were advised to
hire his firm in order to better their chances of obtaining the
earmarks, due to his close relationship with Rep. Lewis.
33


28
Peter Pae, Lewis Surfaces in Probe of Cunningham, Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2006,
located at http://articles.latimes.com/2006/may/11/nation/na-lewis11.

29
Lisa Friedman and George Watson, Payment to Lewis Staffer Studied, The Sun, May 17, 2006
at A1; FBI Document 58-C-LA-244141-46.

30
Duane W. Gang and Claire Vitucci, Data on Lewis, Lobbyists Sought, The Press-Enterprise,
June 1, 2006, FBI Document 58-C-LA-244141-News-3; Report: More subpoenas in Rep. Jerry
Lewis case, Associated Press, June 3, 2006, FBI Document 58-C-LA-244941-News-9.

31
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-58 (FBI EC summarizing contact with FBI source).

32
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-74 (FBI EC setting leads for photographs/descriptions of
potential search sites).

33
FBI Document 58-C-LA-244141-120 (FBI EC seeking analytical assistance from Public
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In July of 2006, a grand jury subpoena was issued to Trident Systems Inc.
34
Earlier
reports had noted Letitia White, while employed as a lobbyist at CLJ, had purchased a Capitol
Hill townhouse with Nicholas E. Karangelen, who also happened to be one of the owners of
Trident.
35
A later report identified Julia Lewis-Leon, Rep. Lewis’ stepdaughter, as the director
of a PAC headquartered in the townhouse co-owned by Ms. White and Mr. Karangelen.
36


Despite these ripe areas of investigation, signs of DOJ’s disinterest began to surface in
September of 2006, approximately six months after the investigation began. On September 11,
2006, FBI agents sought authorization to again travel to New York and Washington, D.C. to
interview witnesses.
37
The FBI also had to seek permission to cover the travel costs of the
Assistant United States Attorney assigned to the investigation, as the U.S. Attorney’s Office
would not cover these costs.
38
Additionally, the Riverside RA was not provided guidance on
how to make these plane reservations correctly; one agent had to retroactively seek permission
for reimbursement on the agent’s payment for travel.
39
Another sign of problems with assigning
the investigation to the Riverside RA came to light in a meeting held on September 25, 2006.
As an internal FBI document explains, computer hard drives subpoenaed from CLJ had to be
transferred from the Riverside RA to the FBI’s West Covina Office for easier access for the
agents and support staff providing additional administrative support in analyzing their contents.
40


A representative of a subject of the investigation, likely of Rep. Lewis, met with FBI and
U.S. Attorney’s Office employees on November 28, 2006, and urged a “quick resolution” of the

Corruption/Civil Rights Intelligence Unit at FBI Headquarters).

34
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-68 (FBI EC acknowledging service of grand jury subpoena
on Trident Systems Inc.).

35
Justin Rood, Former Aide, Target of Fed Probe Owns House with Lobbying Client,
TPMmuckraker, June 6, 2006, located at http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000830.php,
and 58-C-LA-244141-News-12.

36
Charles R. Babcock, Relative of Hill Panel Chairman Scrutinized, Washington Post, June 18,
2006 at A11, 58-C-LA-244141-News-22.

37
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-81 (FBI EC seeking permission for Los Angeles Field Office
to travel to Washington, D.C. and New York).

38
Id.

39
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-85 (FBI EC describing the charging of airline tickets to FBI
credit card).

40
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-95 (FBI EC documenting internal FBI meeting regarding
searching computer hard drive of CLJ).

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case. This individual expressed concerns about the investigation’s “impact on [Rep. Lewis’]
reputation.”
41
The government responded that “it . . . had no intention of rushing the
investigation,” and intended to “proceed with the intention of completing a thorough
investigation . . . .”
42


As the investigation approached its one-year anniversary, additional grand jury
subpoenas were issued.
43
At the same time, FBI agents assigned to the case sought additional
resources. On February 5, 2007 and May 1, 2007, the Riverside RA agent assigned to the
investigation asked for “investigative assistance . . . as needed.”
44
On June 21, 2007, the
Riverside RA asked the Washington Field Office to assist the investigation by obtaining House
travel records, rather than making the agent travel from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. to
perform this task.
45


By 2007, the investigation included “numerous interviews” of clients of CLJ, which
“demonstrated a unified belief that CLJ and/or its partners [were] productive and effective in
obtaining earmarks for their clients.”
46
An analysis of earmarks sponsored by Rep. Lewis was
expected to “demonstrate a disproportionate focus on CLJ’s clients.” But, as the investigation
had the assistance of only one part-time analyst, the Riverside RA had to seek help from the
Public Corruption/Civil Rights Intelligence Unit at FBI Headquarters to perform the analysis.
47

Ultimately, the FBI was unable to “develop a list of congressional earmarks for the 2004-2005
timeframe.” According to an FBI employee, finding specific data on earmarks prior to 2008
“has proven to be very difficult and time consuming.”
48


By January 2008, it was apparent to the Riverside RA that they desperately needed

41
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-88 (FBI EC describing meeting between subject of
investigation and government).

42
Id.

43
FBI Documents 58C-LA-244141-92 & 93 (FBI EC’s setting leads for service of grand jury
subpoenas).

44
FBI Documents 58C-LA-244141-91 &98 (FBI EC’s setting leads for investigative assistance).

45
FBI Document 58-C-LA-244141-100 (FBI EC seeking assistance from Washington, D.C.
Field Office to obtain information from the Clerk of the House of Representatives).

46
FBI Document 58-C-LA-244141-120 (FBI EC seeking analytical assistance from Public
Corruption/Civil Rights Intelligence Unit at FBI Headquarters).

47
Id.

48
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-133 (FBI EC providing status of work of FBI Headquarters
investigative analyst).

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additional resources to review the evidence gathered to date in the investigation. A meeting on
January 10, 2008 resulted in only one additional agent being detailed to the investigation for just
90 days in February 2008.
49
On January 14, 2008, and again on March 3, 2008, the Riverside
RA requested that two agents review documents two days a week for a 90-day period.
50
At a
May 13, 2008 meeting with U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI personnel, the investigative team
discussed preparing “a detailed investigative plan of how they want the investigation to proceed
with the limited resources that the case currently has, and potential interview of witnesses.”
51

No representatives from the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice attended this
meeting. At that point, over two years had passed since the start of the investigation and no
indictments had been issued. In July of 2008, DOJ declined to prosecute anyone associated
with the investigation of Cerberus.
52


By October 2008, the FBI had reviewed 72,000 documents.
53
At that point, the FBI
believed the investigation had “progressed to the point of a possible honest services fraud
charge.”
54
However, the agents still needed an additional financial assistant to perform financial
analysis, including checking credit card statements against specific charges for dinners, happy
hours, trips, and other items of value.
55


In April 2009, the investigation was still open and focused on a stream of benefits
between Rep. Lewis and/or his staff and others and the role of an unidentified individual.
56
In
May 2009, FBI agents sought to interview two former lobbyists and military personnel
“regarding the activities of Lewis and his staff,” as well as “persons involved in a trip to New
York by Rep. Lewis and his staff, paid for by lobbyists.”
57
Beyond these activities, the released

49
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-121 (FBI EC providing update of investigation).

50
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-122 & 126 (FBI EC’s requesting assistance for
investigation).

51
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-131 (FBI EC describing meeting at US Attorney’s Office
concerning status of investigation).

52
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-145 (FBI EC requesting transfer of case from Riverside RA).

53
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-135 (FBI EC describing meeting at US Attorney’s Office
concerning status of investigation).

54
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-136 (FBI EC requesting additional Financial Assistant to
conduct analysis).

55
Id.

56
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-145 (FBI EC requesting transfer of case from Riverside RA).

57
FBI Document 58C-LA-244141-147 (FBI EC requesting permission to travel to New York
and Washington, D.C. to conduct interviews).
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documents provide no additional details concerning the outcome of the investigation, including
reasons why DOJ ultimately declined to prosecute Rep. Lewis. On December 3, 2010, a
spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California summarily
announced DOJ had closed its investigation into Rep. Lewis’ conduct.
58


CONCLUSIONS

The investigation of Rep. Lewis and his associates was doomed by decisions of
upper-level management of the Department of Justice dating back to the beginning of the
investigation. The decision to run the investigation out of the Riverside Resident Agency of the
FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office likely hampered the FBI’s ability to fully investigate Rep. Lewis
in a timely manner, as the agents assigned to the case appeared to have little or no experience in
these types of investigations and were over 3,000 miles away from where many of the alleged
crimes occurred. Upper-level management at the FBI, after successfully investigating and
prosecuting a number of individuals, including former Rep. Duke Cunningham, had no protocol
or resources in place for conducting investigations of lobbyists and members of Congress. Of
particular significance here, they had no way to efficiently track the flow of earmarks that
resulted from contacts with lobbyists. DOJ’s mishandling of this investigation clearly hampered
its agents from being able to determine the truth about the activities of Rep. Lewis and his
associates.

The FBI documents also reveal the investigation was not provided sufficient resources in
either the U.S. Attorney’s Office or the FBI despite its denomination as a “high-level”
investigation. The investigative team was denied support for some of the most basic aspects of
the investigation. The investigative team also took a very insular approach, refusing to go
outside DOJ to locate documents that were readily available from others, such as the travel
records of Rep. Lewis.

Yet, even with these obstacles, investigators were able to assemble a wealth of evidence
gathered from a substantial number of interviews and document subpoenas. Nevertheless, DOJ
refused to act on this evidence, suggesting a reluctance to pursue such a strong political figure as
Rep. Lewis. In the end, DOJ’s decision not to prosecute Rep. Lewis is more an indictment of
DOJ than a vindication of Rep. Lewis.


58
Richard Simon, Investigation of U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis dropped, Los Angeles Times, December
4, 2010, located at http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/04/nation/la-na-lewis-20101204.







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for R@sponsibllity and Ethics in Washington
The Honorable Alberto R. Gonza·lcs
Attomey General
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
January 9, 2006
BY FAX: 202-616-2665
Dear Attorney General Gonzales:
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) requests thai
the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice initiate an into the
relationship between Rep. Jerry Lewis (R·CA) and lobbyist Bill Lowery and Mr. Lowery's fi:an,
Copeland Lowery Jacqm::z Denton & White.
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Recent press reports indicate that Rep. as Chairman of powerful House
Appropriations Committee, has approved hundreds ofmillions of doll sin federal pTOjects for
Mr. Lowery's clients. See Jerry Kammer) flow o financial· uence: Close ties ma.k.e
Rep .. Lewis. lobbyist Lo':!er:Y a.' potent pair, Copley News Service, a e · n in Sa11 Diego Union-
Tribune, December 23, 2005 (attached as Exhibit A). In apparent retuT, Mr. Lowery, his
partners, and his firm's clients have donated 37% of the $1.3 million Rep. Lewis's political
action ·committee has received over the past six years. :xg. an ed former
Hill insider "Word is getting around that ifyou want to be close to Jerry Lewis, i1's a good
idea to be close to Bill Lowery." ld.
Moreover, at least one sts.ffer has moved back and forth betwee Rep. Lewis"s and Mr.
Lowexy's offices: Jeffrey Shockey left Lewis's employ in 1999 aft.er which he joined Mr.
Lowery's lobbying fum. He remained with the fi.rm until2005, when left to return to v,-ork
for Rep. Lewis. !4. When Mr. Shockey worked for Mr. Lowery, his included California
State: University at San Bema<tino, which received millions of dollars eannarks through the
Appropriations Committee. According to the head of federal relations the school, Dr.
Clifford Youug: when others learned of the eanna.rks the school was he begcu1.
receiving calls asking who the schooPs lobbyist was and how the scho91 was receiving so much
federal money. As a result, numerous cities and universities hired Mr. Lowery's fhm and ncarlv
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all of them received through the Appropriations Committee. J&.
When Mr. Shockey left his position with Copeland Lowery Denton & White to
the Appropriations Committee in January 2005, the finn hired 1¥· Shockey's ""ife.
Alexandra Shockey, as a subcontractor. Ms. Shockey is also a former of Rep. Le\vis's
and she has her own lobbying finn, Hillscape. Notably, however, Hill.scape
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s address is identical.
to that of Copeland Lowery Jacquez Denton & White. ld. In addition, :in an to a reporter,
Ms. Shockey admitted that her client roster now includes some of her hi; band's old clients . .Id.
In other words, Ms. Shockey, on behalf of her husband
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s former partners, is now lobbying
congressional staffers who work for her husband.
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. Also 1999,_ the Shockeys have contributed $4r· ,ooo to Rep. Lewis's
campaign and poht1cal Zl.ctlOn committees.
Similarly, another fonner Appropriations Committee staff memliler, Letitia White, joined
Mr. Lowery's fmn in 2003. While working for the Committee, Mr. Lo'_ivery treated Ms. White to
meals and the two met frequently to discuss earmarks for Mr. Lowery's ·clients. Kammer, Copley
News Service, December 23, 2005. Within a year of joining Mr. finn, Ms. White
brought in $1.44 million in lobbying fees. I.d. Since 2003, Ms. White jid her husband, Richard
. White, have contributed $30,000 to Rep. campaign and politicj action committees.
Mr. Lowery's '\\-ith Rep. Lewis appears remarkably;' imilar in nature to
relationships between former lobbyist .Tack Abrarooff and other Memb s of Congress-
relationships that are currently the subject of a Department of Justice c . · na1 investigation. Just
as Mr. Abram off, his associates, and hls clients made significant contribution.c:; to the
campaign and political actions committees ofMembers of Congress su as Rep. Bob Ney (R-
OH), Rep. Tom DeLay (R·TX), and Sen. Comad Bums (R-MT) in app ent return for those
members' legislative assistan.ce, here it appears that Mr. Lowery, his as ociates, and his clients
contributed to Rep. Lewis's campaign and political action committees return for Rep, Lewis's
ensuring federal cannarks for Mr. Lowery's clients. I
The situation is also comparable .to that ofrecent!y convicted foxfcr Rep. Randy "Duke"
Cunningham. As you will recall. Mr. Cunningham pleaded guilty to bribes from the
heads of two defense contractors, Mitchell Wade ofMZM, Inc. and Wilkes of ADCS, Inc.
in return for ensuring that MZM and ADCS received lucrative contracts
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with the Department of
Defense. Mr. Cunningham was able to trade appropriations eannark$ fi cash of his
position as the chairman of a subcommittee of the House Appropriation Committee; as the
Chahman of the full commiti.ee, Rep. Lewis
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s earmarking decisions are ubject to virtually no
oversight.
Given the powerful nature of Rep. position as Chairmanjofthe House
Appropriations Committee, the questions raised regarding Rep. Le"'is 's with :rvfr.
Lowery, and the culture of corruption that has overtaken Congress, it is imperative that the
of Justice immediately undertake a grand jury investigation into Rep. Lewis's
conduct. If, in Rep. Lewis has agreed to eannark funds for Mr. LoWery's clients in direct
exchange for campaign contributions, Rep. Lewis may be in violation bribery laws and
should be prosecuted_ :
As you know, the House Committee on Standards of Official Cofduct has abdicated its
responsibility to police and investigate conduct of of th.e Hpuse of Representatives.
As a result, only the Department of Justtce stands between the: mtcgnty qf Congress and the rule
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of cronyism and opportunism. The American public is dependent on tJ:!.e Department of Justice
to protect our democratic system of government. ~
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Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Executive Director
cc: Noel Hilhnan
Chief, Public Integrity Section
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aware of allegations regarding bribery and the earmarking of
funds in exchange for campaign contributions between the above-
captioned subjects and Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA).
Specifically, the allegations are that Rep. Jerry Lewis
and I I are engaged in an inappropriate and
Lewis, Chairman of the Appropriations
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Rep. Lewis' political action committee (PAC) over the past six
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Precedence: PRIORITY Date: 03/09/2006
To: Criminal Investigative Attn:

Los Angeles SSA
From: Los Angeles
Squad 2/Riverside RA
Contact: SAl
Approved By:
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Case ID #:
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documenting the opening of a public corruption investigation on
the above-referenced subjects and Rep. Jerry Lewis, (R-CA).
Details: Case was referred to FBI by DOJ, Public Integrity
Section, based on allegations of Rep. Lewis' inappropriate or
illegal fundraising activities and relationship!
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Rep. Lewis is a Republican representing California's
41st Congressional District and is the Chairman of the House
Appropriations Committee.
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comm1ttees. Rep. Lewis' own
constituents such as the City of Redlands (Lewis' hometown).
There are also reports of movement of staff between Rep. Lewis'
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Lewis' Future Leaders PAC one day before Rep. Lewis and the House
passed a defense spending bill that preserved $160 million for a
Navy project in which Cerberus held a financial stake. Rep.
Lewis had previously criticized the project.
This matter is being opened by the Riye:sid: RA. Los
Division. and wjll be assigned to SAl I AUSA
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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Synopsis: To set leads for photographs/descriptions of potential
search sites.
Details: The above-captioned investigation was opened on
3/10/2006, based on a referral from the DOJ, Public Integrity
Section. The case ls a priority both at the Office of the US
Attorney, Los Angeles, and at FBIHQ, PCU.
The main targets include fund-raisers and associates of
U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA), of the 41st District. Rep. Lewis,
is currently the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee,
and previously was the Chair of the Defense Appropriations
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currently focusing efforts on an attempt to obtain search
warrants on the residences I lin furtherance
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photographs and descriptions of potential search sites.
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Precedence: PRIORITY Date: 03/09/2006
To: Criminal Investigative Attn:

Los Angeles SSA
From: Los Angeles
Squad 2/Riverside RA
Contact: SAl
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID #:
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CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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documenting the opening of a public corruption investigation on
the above-referenced subjects and Rep. Jerry Lewis, (R-CA).
Details: Case was referred to FBI by DOJ, Public Integrity
Section, based on allegations of Rep. Lewis' inappropriate or
illegal fundraising activities and relationship!
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Rep. Lewis is a Republican representing California's
41st Congressional District and is the Chairman of the House
Appropriations Committee.
Lewis'
comm1ttees. Rep. Lewis' own
constituents such as the City of Redlands (Lewis' hometown).
There are also reports of movement of staff between Rep. Lewis'
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Cerberus Capital Management (Cerberus) is a New York
private equity fund. Cerberus raised over $100,000 for Rep.
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Lewis' Future Leaders PAC one day before Rep. Lewis and the House
passed a defense spending bill that preserved $160 million for a
Navy project in which Cerberus held a financial stake. Rep.
Lewis had previously criticized the project.
This matter is being opened by the Riye:sid: RA. Los
Division. and wjll be assigned to SAl I AUSA
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asslgned.
Given the investigative strategy, this matter has been
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THE CAMPAIGN FOR A
CLEANER CONGRESS
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006
Noel Hillman
Chief, Public Integrity Section
Criminal Division
Department of Justice
1400 New York Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20510
By_FAX:L-1 ___ ___.
Dear Mr. Hillman:

Campaign for a Cleaner Congress has learned that Congressman Jerry Lewis of California
appears to have flipped his position and ultimately changed a decision of Congress on behalf of a
New York hedge fund called Cerberus .Capital Management.
The switch was followed by a $110,000 donation to his leadership political action committee. A
published report in today's USA Today documents this story of what seems to be a startling vote-
for-money swap.
We request that you investigate whether Rep. Lewis's conduct violates federal bribery and
gratuity statutes.
As we understand it, Cerberus is one of a number of so-called "vulture" funds, which bought
debt in MCI WorldCom shortly before its bankruptcy so it would be at the front of the line if the
company paid back debt or would get equity in a revitalized company. Cerberus invested so
heavily in the company that one of the Cerberus executives got on the MCI board.
MCI WorldCom was a subcontractor on a Navy-Marine Corps communications network- an
$8.8 billion program to connect all the Navy offices on a secure computer network. The program
has been troubled throughout, enough to cause prime contractor EDS (Electronic Data Systems)
~ - ~ -financiattrouole.Melwas-one··ofthe-main-subcontractors,providing-all-of.thetelephone-links-
between the offices.
Congressman Lewis was quoted in The Washington Post on October 2, 2002, criticizing the
program and the involvement ofMCI WorldCom.
"When you have a big piece of the pie that's already in trouble, it just gums up the process that
already has great difficulty," he said at the time.
202-393-4352 888 16th St., Suite 303, Washingto!l, D.C. 20006 www.cleanercongress.org
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On May 16, 2003, the House Armed Services Committee voted out a budget calling for $160
million cut in the program. This threatened the cash flow and future viability of the company
and, therefore, Cerberus's investment strategy.
On J u n ~ 16,2003, however, the·befense Appropriations Subcommittee and its chairman,
Congressman Lewis, put out its spending bill preserving the money and keeping MCI (and
Cerberus's investment) safe.
On June 26, 2003, the full Appropriations Committee approved the bill with the program's
funding preserved. -
Within two weeks, on July 7, 2003, Lewis held a fundraiser and received $110,000 from
Cerberus and its executives and representatives, who had not previously been political donors to
Lewis. The followjng day, July 8, 2003, the House passed the bill with the preserved funding.
Congressman Lewis later used the funds in his political action committee to win support within
the House Republican Caucus for his successful bid to chair the full House Appropriations
Committee.
Inasmuch as the Public Integrity Section oversees the federal effort to combat corruption through
the prosecution of elected and appointed public officials at all levels of government, we request a
prompt investigation into this matter.
Sincerely,
Campaign for a Cleaner Congress
Cc: House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 03/28/2006
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles
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Contact: SA
Approved By: I
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Case ID #: SSC-LA-244141-9 (Pending)
Title:
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL
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Synopsis: To request authorization for operational travel to New
York Division.
Details: The above-captioned investigation was opened on March
10, 2006, based on a referral from the DOJ, Public Integrity
Unit. The case is a priority both at the Office of the US
Attorney, Los Angeles, and at FBIHQ, Public Corruption Unit.
Although he is not named in the title, the main targets
are fund-raisers and associates of U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA),
of the 41st District. Rep. Lewis, is currently the Chair of the
House Appropriations Committee, and previously was the Chair of
the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
Briefly, the allegations suggest that employees and
business associates of Cerberus Capital Management, a New York
private equity fund, contributed more than $110,000 to Rep.
Lewis' Future Leaders PAC one day before the House passed a
defense spending bill that preserved $160 million for a Navy
project in which Cerberus held a significant financial stake.
Rep. Lewis had previously criticized the project.
Per the request of the USAO, Los Angeles, a number of
critical interviews are to be conducted in and around the New
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York City area prior to service of Grand Jury Subpoenas on the
targets. There are six interviews in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn,
five in the White Plains RA territory, and two in the
Philadelphia Division (one in South Jersey RA territory, one in
Newtown Square RA territory).
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investigation, it is requested the writer and SAl from
Squad 2, Riverside RA, be authorized to travel to the New York
Division to coordinate and conduct the most crucial of the
witness/subject interviews.
AUSA I It rom the u'sAO' Los Angeles' has
requested to travel to New York in order to appropriately brief
the interviewing agents and handle any legal issues which may
arise. It is uncertain if the USAO has the fundin available to
cover the costs of AUSA travel.
It is anticipated the travelers would arrive in New
York the evening of 4/09/2006, and depart on the morning of
4/11/2006. The approximate costs for three persons to travel to
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Precedence: PRIORITY Date: 03/09/2006
To: Criminal Investigative Attn:

Los Angeles SSA
From: Los Angeles
Squad 2/Riverside RA
Contact: SAl
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID #:
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Synopsis: To provide a LHM documenting the opening of a new
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Enclosure(s): For receiving offices, is a copy of the LHM
documenting the opening of a public corruption investigation on
the above-referenced subjects and Rep. Jerry Lewis, (R-CA).
Details: Case was referred to FBI by DOJ, Public Integrity
Section, based on allegations of Rep. Lewis' inappropriate or
illegal fundraising activities and relationship!
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Rep. Lewis is a Republican representing California's
41st Congressional District and is the Chairman of the House
Appropriations Committee.
Lewis'
comm1ttees. Rep. Lewis' own
constituents such as the City of Redlands (Lewis' hometown).
There are also reports of movement of staff between Rep. Lewis'
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Cerberus Capital Management (Cerberus) is a New York
private equity fund. Cerberus raised over $100,000 for Rep.
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Lewis' Future Leaders PAC one day before Rep. Lewis and the House
passed a defense spending bill that preserved $160 million for a
Navy project in which Cerberus held a financial stake. Rep.
Lewis had previously criticized the project.
This matter is being opened by the Riye:sid: RA. Los
Division. and wjll be assigned to SAl I AUSA
I I Los Angeles, nas a so een
asslgned.
Given the investigative strategy, this matter has been
opened as a Full Investigation. Rep. Lewis has not been named in
the title in efforts to keep the existence of this investi ation
unknown from those without a "need to know." SSA
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In Reply, Please Refer to
FileNo.
Riverside, CA 92507
March 10, 2006
PREDICATION
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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Investigation was predicated on a referral from the
Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section, and opened on
March 10, 2006. Allegations, brought forward by the Citizens for
Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and a number of
recent news media items, suggest: 1) an inappropriate b6 -2
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and 2) Lewis' illegal fundraising from a New York Hedge Fund.
As a way of background, Lewis is a Member of the U.S.
House of Representatives representing 41st
Congressional District. He first won his seat in 1978. Before
becoming the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee in 2005,
he was the Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
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staff members Lewis'
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Former Lewis
In addition, Cerberus Capital Management (Cerberus) is
a New York private equity fund. Cerberus raised over $100,000
for Lewis' Future Leaders PAC one day before the House passed a
This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the
FBI and it and ito not to be
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58C-LA-244141
defense spending bill that preserved $160 million for a Navy
project in which Cerberus held a financial stake. Lewis had
previously criticized the project.
ANTICIPATED INVESTIGATION/STRATEGY
A proposed three-month investigative strategy as
follows:
Due to the sensitivity of the issues and potential
ramifications that a public corruption investigation can have on
reputations, it is anticipated the first step will be the
gathering of open source information to compile a full background
on all subjects. Third-party subpoenas will be issued! I
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information gathering, limited interviews are anticipated ·with
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1wno may
Cl:-r-I"Cl.,.. .... 1 ..... y-, subpoenas
will be served onl I
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subpoenas will be served onl
Given this strategy, this matter has been opened as a
Full Investigation. Lewis has not been named in the title in
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FBIHQ, was contacted on 2/24/2006, an these
actions.
PROSECUTIVE OPINION
The US Attorney's Office in Los Angeles has assigned
AUSAI I an experienced and highly-relarded public
corruption prosecutor. On Februa.ry 24, 2006, AUSA I
provided an opinion regarding the merits of this invest1gat1on
and coordinated investigative strategy between his office and the
FBI.
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 03/28/2006
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact: SA
Approved By: I
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Drafted"By:

Case ID #: SSC-LA-244141-9 (Pending)
Title:
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL
PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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Synopsis: To request authorization for operational travel to New
York Division.
Details: The above-captioned investigation was opened on March
10, 2006, based on a referral from the DOJ, Public Integrity
Unit. The case is a priority both at the Office of the US
Attorney, Los Angeles, and at FBIHQ, Public Corruption Unit.
Although he is not named in the title, the main targets
are fund-raisers and associates of U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA),
of the 41st District. Rep. Lewis, is currently the Chair of the
House Appropriations Committee, and previously was the Chair of
the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
Briefly, the allegations suggest that employees and
business associates of Cerberus Capital Management, a New York
private equity fund, contributed more than $110,000 to Rep.
Lewis' Future Leaders PAC one day before the House passed a
defense spending bill that preserved $160 million for a Navy
project in which Cerberus held a significant financial stake.
Rep. Lewis had previously criticized the project.
Per the request of the USAO, Los Angeles, a number of
critical interviews are to be conducted in and around the New
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York City area prior to service of Grand Jury Subpoenas on the
targets. There are six interviews in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn,
five in the White Plains RA territory, and two in the
Philadelphia Division (one in South Jersey RA territory, one in
Newtown Square RA territory).
Due to the sensitivity and complexity o r f ~ t ~ h ~ e ______
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investigation, it is requested the writer and SAl from
Squad 2, Riverside RA, be authorized to travel to the New York
Division to coordinate and conduct the most crucial of the
witness/subject interviews.
AUSA I It rom the u'sAO' Los Angeles' has
requested to travel to New York in order to appropriately brief
the interviewing agents and handle any legal issues which may
arise. It is uncertain if the USAO has the fundin available to
cover the costs of AUSA travel.
It is anticipated the travelers would arrive in New
York the evening of 4/09/2006, and depart on the morning of
4/11/2006. The approximate costs for three persons to travel to
New Yor,. i ncl pdj no 1 adqj no I I per diem I I and
airfare 1$2,865.30, plus miscellaneous
expenses .
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 04/20/2006
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact: SA r I
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID #: 58C-LA-244141 (Pending)
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Synopsis: To change title of captioned investigation.
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS,
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addition
Details: Due to the sensitivity of the investigation, main
subjects Rep. Jerry Lewis, (R-CA), and Cerberus Capital
Management, were initially not listed in the title of the case.
Subsequent to recent developments, they are being identified in
an effort to fully disclose the extent of the investigation .
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 09/26/2006
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact: SA I I
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID #: 5 ___ L_A ___ 2_4_4_1_4_1 __ (_P_e_n_d_i_n_g_)__._
Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS (R-CA);
ET AL
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Synopsis: To request SAC authority for the restriction of case
access in ACS.
Details: Pursuant to policy set forth by the National Security
Branch, on DS/17/2006, SAC authority is required for the
restriction of cases in the ACS system. This policy was unknown
to the Riverside RA and upon opening the captioned matter, the
case was restricted in ACS due to the sensitivity of the
investigation and the necessity for discretion when handling a
Congressional matter. Case access was restricted to those
directly working on the investigation and their chain of
management in Los Angeles as well as the appropriate personnel at
FBIHQ in the PC Unit. It is requested SAC authority now be
granted in order to continue the restricted access and maintain
the confidentiality of the investigation.
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 03/28/2006
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact: SA
Approved By: I
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Drafted"By:

Case ID #: SSC-LA-244141-9 (Pending)
Title:
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL
PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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Synopsis: To request authorization for operational travel to New
York Division.
Details: The above-captioned investigation was opened on March
10, 2006, based on a referral from the DOJ, Public Integrity
Unit. The case is a priority both at the Office of the US
Attorney, Los Angeles, and at FBIHQ, Public Corruption Unit.
Although he is not named in the title, the main targets
are fund-raisers and associates of U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA),
of the 41st District. Rep. Lewis, is currently the Chair of the
House Appropriations Committee, and previously was the Chair of
the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
Briefly, the allegations suggest that employees and
business associates of Cerberus Capital Management, a New York
private equity fund, contributed more than $110,000 to Rep.
Lewis' Future Leaders PAC one day before the House passed a
defense spending bill that preserved $160 million for a Navy
project in which Cerberus held a significant financial stake.
Rep. Lewis had previously criticized the project.
Per the request of the USAO, Los Angeles, a number of
critical interviews are to be conducted in and around the New
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York City area prior to service of Grand Jury Subpoenas on the
targets. There are six interviews in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn,
five in the White Plains RA territory, and two in the
Philadelphia Division (one in South Jersey RA territory, one in
Newtown Square RA territory).
Due to the sensitivity and complexity o r f ~ t ~ h ~ e ______
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investigation, it is requested the writer and SAl from
Squad 2, Riverside RA, be authorized to travel to the New York
Division to coordinate and conduct the most crucial of the
witness/subject interviews.
AUSA I It rom the u'sAO' Los Angeles' has
requested to travel to New York in order to appropriately brief
the interviewing agents and handle any legal issues which may
arise. It is uncertain if the USAO has the fundin available to
cover the costs of AUSA travel.
It is anticipated the travelers would arrive in New
York the evening of 4/09/2006, and depart on the morning of
4/11/2006. The approximate costs for three persons to travel to
New Yor,. i ncl pdj no 1 adqj no I I per diem I I and
airfare 1$2,865.30, plus miscellaneous
expenses .
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: DEADLINE 05/05/2006 Date: 04/25/2006
To: Phoenix Attn: Government Fraud/Public
Corruption Squad - Legislative
Branch
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact: SA
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID
Title:
#: (Pending) -
REP. JERRY LEWIS, (R-CA);
CAPITAL MANAGEMENT;
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
GRAND .JURY MATERIAL - DISSEMINATE PURSUANT TO RULE 6(e)
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Synopsis: To set leads for service of Grand Jury subpoenas.
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Enclosure(s): For Phoenix, are two (2) federal Grand Jury -4
subpoenas (both service copies and originals) for service onl 1
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Details: The above-captioned investigation was opened on
3/10/2006, based on a referral from the DOJ, Public Integrity
Section. The case is a priority both at the Office of the US
Attorney, Los Angeles, and at FBIHQ, PCU.
Briefly, the allegations suggest that employees and
business associates of Cerberus Capital Management, a New York
private equity fund, contributed more than $110,000 to Rep.
Lewis' Future Leaders PAC one day before the House passed a
defense spending bill that preserved $160 million for a Navy
project in which Cerberus held a significant financial stake.
Rep. Lewis, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. had
previously criticized the project.l i
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To: Phoenix From: Los Angeles
Re: SSC-LA-244141, 04/25/2006 •
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The enclosed subpoenas are to be served onl

At the time of service, no interviews are to be
attempted. Ifl
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agent should direct them to contact the case agent,l
directly. SAl lcell phone number isl _ n
addition, the return date is May 10, 2006. If the recipients
express a need for an extension, please have them contact the
case agent.
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LEAD (s) :
Set Lead 1: (Action)
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: IMMEDIATE Date: 05/19/2006
To: Phoenix Attn: Squad 18
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact: SA
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID (Pending)
Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS (R-CA)·
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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Details:
requested
Grand Jur
2006 Phoenix was
was interviewed
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: DEADLINE 06/23/2006 Date: 06/19/2006
To: Las Vegas
Criminal Investigative
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact: SA
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID -244141 (Pending) -bJ
Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS (R-CA);
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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Details: The above-captioned investiaat.ion was ooened on
3/10/2006. Pursuant to investigation,!
subpoena has been issued.
It is requested the lead agent notify the writer of the
timing of the service and attempt to interview. The case agent
is being requested to report such to FBIHQ, PRIOR to
service/interview.
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Las Vegas From: Los Angeles

Re: 58C-LA-244141, 06/19/2006
At the time of interview it is requested the lead
agent specifically askl lif she is represented by
counsel. If so, contact information for her attorney should
obtained. If not, the interview should proceed assuming her
willingness.
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Las Vegas From: Los Angeles

Re: 58C-LA-244141, 06/19/2006
LEAD(s):
Set Lead 1: (Action)
LAS VEGAS
AT LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
The followino is a suooested ouideline for the interview of
Set Lead 2: (Info)
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE
AT WASHINGTON, DC
Read and clear.
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 05/05/2006
To: Los Angeles Attn: Squad 2/Riverside RA
SAl I
From: Phoenix
Squad 18
Contact: I
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID #:
Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS, (R-CA)·
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CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Svnopsis: To report two Federal Grand Jury subpoenas
were served
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Reference: 58C-LA-244141 Serial 18
Enclosure(s): Enclosed for the Riverside RA are two Federal
Grand Jury subpoenas with the "Return of Service" information
completed.
Details: On 04/25/2006
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the Riverside RA set a lead to Phoenix/
Arizona
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to serve two Federal Grand Jur sub oenas in su ort of
the captioned case. On SA served
two Feder 1 Grand Jur
Phoenix considers this lead covered.
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Los Angeles .om: Phoenix
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LEAD (s) :
Set Lead 1: (Info)
LOS ANGELES
AT RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA
To read and clear .
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE
~ ~ Los Angeles
Date: 05/24/2006
Attn: Squad 2/Riverside RA
SAl I
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Contact: I I
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID #: 58C-LA-244141,..61 (Pending)
Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS, (R-CA)i
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
·LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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Reference: 58C-LA-244141 Serial 47
Enclosure (s): Enclosed for the Rivers.ide RA are two Federal
Grand Jury subpoenas with the "Return of Service" information
completed.
Details: On 05/19/2006, the Riverside RA set an Immediate lead
to Phoenix, Arizona, to serve two Federal Grand Jurv subnoenas
sunnort. of the captioned case. On 05/24/2006, SAl
lserved two Federal Grand Jurv subooenas onl
teleohone I I SAl
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Re:
Los Angeles lorn: Phoenix
SSC-LA-244141, 05/24/2006
LEAD (s) :
Set Lead 1: (Info)
LOS ANGELES
AT RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Date of transcription
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Date of transcription
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the identities of
information:
UPLOADL BYUP
04/10'/2006
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Case ID #: 58C- (Pending)
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Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS. (R-CA);
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York Division.
Details: The above-captioned investigation was opened on March
10, 2006, based on a referral from the DOJ, Public Integrity
Unit. The case is a priority both at the Office of the US
Attorney, Los Angeles, and at FBIHQ, Public Corruption Unit.
Although he is not named in the title, the main targets
are fund-raisers and associates of U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA),
of the 41st District. Rep. Lewis, is currently the Chair of the
House Appropriations Committee, and previously was the Chair of
the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
Briefly, the allegations suggest that employees and
business associates of Cerberus Capital Management, a New York
private equity fund, contributed more than $110,000 to Rep.
Lewis' Future Leaders PAC one day before the House passed a
defense spending bill that preserved $160 million for a Navy
project in which Cerberus held a significant financial stake.
Rep. Lewis had previously criticized the project.
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the interviewing agents and handle any legal issues which may
arise. It is uncertain if the USAO has the fundin available to
cover the costs of AUSA travel.
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stinks," he said. "The system shouldn't
allow that to happen."
According to published reports, feder-
al prosecutors are examining links be-
tween Lewis, the chairman of the appro-
priations panel, and the lobbying firm's
founder, former San Diego Rep. William
Lowery, in connection with the bribery
investigation of convicted Rep. Randy
"Duke" Cunningham.
Shockey was not identified in the re-
ports as being under investigation.
Lewis has vigorously denied any
wrongdoing. He condemned Cunning-
ham's behavior as egregious, adding "the
standards of integrity I have followed in
my career are a direct repudiation of the
kind of behavior displayed by Mr. Cun-
ningham."
Shockey, who first worked for Lewis
in the 1990s before joining Lowery's
fum, is one of two aides who have trav-
eled between the congressman's office
and the lobby shop. Shockey's 2005 sev-
erance agreement, according to financial
disclosures, included compensation for
undistributed profits, receivables and six
months of calculable revenue from the
clients he brought to Copeland Lowery.
Shockey did not return a call for com-
ment. House Appropriations Committee
spokesman John Schofield said Shockey
is being penalized in the press for being
financially successful and honest.
"He had a stake of ownership in a busi-
ness which he was required under law to
divest before he came back to the·Hill,"
Schofield said, adding that Shockey fol-
lowed "not just the letter of the law, but
the spirit of the law" in publicly detailing
his severance package.
"He came back because he believes in
Chairman Lewis and what he's about,"
Schofield said. "The only thing I guess
the guy is guilty of is being successful in
the private sector."
Congressional Accountability Project
Director Gary Ruskin said the size of the
payment is unusual, and underscores the .
persistent problem of the revolving door
between Capitol Hill and K Street, where
many lobbying firms have their offices.
"It helps point out how, increasingly,
Washington is seen as a favor factory and
you can get paid a lot of money if you can
shake the Washington money tree," he
said.
Even other lobbyists were surprised by
the amount of the severance package.
"Wow," David Turch, a lobbyist in
D.C. since 1987 whose client list includes
a raft of San Bernardino County and
Riverside County agencies, said of
Shockey's $600,000 payday.
"I should be so lucky, and I own the
fum," Turch said.
Shockey grew up in Redlands, attend-
ed Redlands High School and worked lo-
cally during summers.
Fred Ford, a local logger, once em-
ployed Shockey, who .was his son's
friend.
"He was a young man still trying to
find himself," Ford said of Shockey. "It
was clear he wasn't going to be working
in orchards his whole life."
Ford recalled Shockey as being a hard,
thorough worker.
"I'm not surprised he's made the mon-
ey he's made," F9rd said. "He was a very
determined guy."
Shockey graduated from Cal State San
Bernardino with ·a political-science de-
gree and later earned a master's there in
public administration.
Harold Willis, a businessman in San
Bernardino who lives in the same Red-
" lands neighborhood as Shockey's family,
met Shockey one day when· both were
preparing to go jogging. They decided to
run together.
The two became friends and would
frequently meet to tackle their runs of at
least six miles, if not longer, Willis said.
In a way, it was an odd partnership, Willis
said, because he was in his late 50s at the
time and Shockey was a college student.
But they took to each other because
they shared topics of interest, Willis said.
"He is a good distance runner," said
Willis, who is now 78. "He's a very nice
young man. We talked about water issues,
and it was clear he knew his stuff."
While running, the pair discussed pol-
itics, local issues and Shockey's future,
Willis said. Shockey was interested in a
career in law enforcement, but Willis
lightly prodded Shockey toward politics.
"I'm not saying I was the reason it hap-
pened," Willis said. "It's just something
we talked about."
The friendship continues to this day.
Willis ran with Shockey around the
Christmas holidays, he said.
Shockey f\rst joined Lewis' office in
1991, working as a legislative director
and point man on an appropriations sub-
committee overseeing veterans and hous-
ing issues that Lewis then chaired.
Shockey left Lewis for Lowery's firm
in 1999. Within months, 10 agencies in
Riverside and San Bernardino counties
had flocked to him, some of them sever-
ing longtime ties with other D.C. fums.
By 2005, Shockey had racked up a
lengthy client list in the region, including
water agencies, universities, the city and
county of San Bernardino, Riverside
County, and the cities of Redlands, Mur-
rieta, Loma · Linda, Twentynine Palms
and Victorville. .
The University of Redlands, for exam-
ple, hired Shockey in July 1999, accord-
ing to lobbying reports. Ron Stephany,
vice president of university relations, said
officials decided to ·hire a professional
lobbyist for the first time largely based on
a positive relationship they had built with
Shockey when he served on Lewis' staff.
"When Mr. Shockey accepted a posi-
tion with· Copeland Lowery, we, in
essence, followed him there," Stephany
said. He said the university has benefited
from employing a D.C.-based lobbyist
and continued with the firm after Shock-
ey returned to Capitol Hill. .
. Of"Shockey, Stephany noted that his
parents still live in Redlands and said,
"He's very interested in the region; he's
very committed to the quality of life in
this community."
Randy Van Gelder, assistant general
manager of the San Bernardino Valley
Municipal Water District, said his
agency also hired Copeland Lowery in
2000, after their previous lobbyist re-
tired, based on having worked with
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Shockey in the past.
"It was primarily that we already kneW
him; we knew he knew how the system
works back there," Van Gelder said. "He
is very, very knowledgeable."
Victorville Councilman Terry Cald-
well said he could not remember why the
city terminated its relationship with E.
Del Smith & Co., then hired Shockey, in
2000. "Del Smith had done good work
for us," Caldwell said. "But we kin.
reached a consensus that it was appr
ate to make a change."
Caldwell maintained that it was not
Shockey's relationship with Lewis that
prompted the switch, but rather the lob-
bying firm's. expertise in transportation
issues.
Turch, who represented the city and
county of San Bernardino as well as the
Inland Valley Development Agency be-
fore they switched to Shockey, said his
fum "scored very high and delivered."
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But, he said, "This is a competitive
business. I think (Shockey) did the best
job he could to market his skills the best
he can."
Ruskin and Sunusco both said Con-
gress has failed to adequately address the
revolving-door issue. An ethics bill that
recently passed the House was w..
down so that instead of forcing an e -
ed waiting period before lawmakers and
aides can lobby their former colleagues;it
merely emphasizes added education of
the current regulations.
Neither version included any restric-
tion on lobbyists returning to elected of-
fice.
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Former lobbyist got
hefty severance pay
By Lisa Friedman
and George Watson
Staff Writers
Congressional watchdogs blasted
a $600,000 severance payment that a
lobbying firm with ties to Rep. Jerry
Lewis paid to one of its partners
days before he assumed a top slot
with Lewis on the House Appropria-
tions Committee.
Redlands native Jeff Shockey lob-
bied Congress on behalf of dozens
of San Bernardino County and
Riverside County agencies in his six
years with Copeland Lowery
Jacquez Denton & White. Shockey
quickly rose to partner, and before
leaving in 2005 to become Lewis'
deputy staff director, he earned $1.5
million, rriaking him one of Wash-
ington's top-paid lobbyists.
Considering Shockey's salary and
stake in the firm, several political
ethicists said they do not consider a
$600,000 severance payment exces-
sive. At the same time, such a rich
going-away present from a firm with
vested interests ·in Congress to an
aide who would have his hands on
congressional purse strings troubled
inany watchdogs.
"Here is this aide who clearly in-
fluences what happens on the com-
mittee," said Michael Surrusco, di-
rector of Common Cause's ethics
campaign. "Immediately before tak-
ing the job he's 'being paid by a se-
lect group of clients, and that
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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Its contact records with them are subpoenaed in a criminal
investigation.
10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, June 1, 2006
By DUANE W. GANG and CLAIRE VITUCCI
The Press-Enterprise
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed San Bernardino County for records relating to its Washington lobbyist
and its communications with Inland Rep. Jerry Lewis as part of an ongoing criminal investigation, according
to federal legal documents.
San Bernardino County and a host of Inland cities and
agencies use the lobbying firm Copeland, Lowery &
Jacquez, a company linked to convicted former Rep. Randy
"Duke" Cunningham. The Rancho Santa Fe Republican
pleaded guilty to tax evasion and bribery and was
sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison.
San Bernardino County and Lewis, R-Redlands, have not
been accused of any wrongdoing.
A subpoena was issued May 17 as part of a criminal
investigation by the FBI, Defense Criminal Investigative
Service and the IRS, according to the documents obtained
by The Press-Enterprise.
In a letter to the county, Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel N.
Shallman did not disclose the nature of.the criminal
investigation. Thorn Mrozek, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney
Debra Wong Yang in Los Angeles, said he could not
comment.
The county has until June 13 to provide the documents to
the FBI or appear with the records before a grand jury.
According to the subpoena and the letter, federal authorities are seeking:
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between the firm and county officials. The subpoena also asks for payment records and the company's
billing statements.
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All communications between the county and Lewis, and any member of his congressional staff or the staff of
the House Appropriations Committee he chairs.
The firm's other clients include the cities of San Bernardino and Redlands, along with Lama Linda University
and Cal State San Bernardino. Sources in Redlands City Hall confirmed Thursday that Redlands received a
subpoena about the lobbyist.
Lewis, 71, whose congressional district includes most of San Bernardino County, has served in the House
since 1978 and became chairman of the House Appropriations Committee in January 2005.
Clients of Copeland, Lowery & Jacquez have benefited from millions of.dollars worth of congressional
earmarks -- special projects inserted into federal legislation by lawmakers.
Lewis has helped secure funding for projects in San Bernardino County, including measures to ease the fire
threat in mountain communities.
Copeland, Lowery & Jacquez also is working to help Redlands get federal money to fund ·a downtown
parking structure, flood-control improvements, a sports park, fire station, police station and Seven Oaks
Dam water quality.
Lewis Connection
The firm has close ties to Lewis.
Bill Lowery, one of the firm's partners, was a member of Congress from 1980 to 1993 and served with Lewis
on the House Appropriations Committee. Jeffrey Shockey, the county's former lobbyist with the firm, is a
former Lewis staff member who left the lobbying .firm last year to return to work for Lewis on the
appropriations committee.
The firm's lobbyists have made individual donations to Lewis' campaign totaling $28,650 since 2002,
according to FECinfo, a campaign-finance database. Lowery has contributed $23,000 to Lewis' political
action committee.
Lewis last month said Lowery is a close friend but.that he.has never traded access or earmarks for
campaign donations. Lewis declined to comment through his spokesman Thursday about the records
request by federal authorities. Attempts to reach Lewis and his spokesman, Jim Specht, after The Press-
Enterprise obtained the subpoena were unsuccessful.
Earlier, Specht said, "There's been no contact whatsoever from the Justice Department," in the three weeks
since reports surfaced that federal investigators were looking into the link between Lewis and Lowery.
San Bernardino County spokesman David W.ert said Thursday the county has received the subpoena. The
county will fully comply with it, but at the request of the U.S. Attorney's office, will not discuss details, Wert
said.
Firm's County Work
Meanwhile, Patrick Dorton, a spokesman for Copeland, Lowery & Jacquez, said Thursday the firm's work for
the county has followed ?II rules governing Capitol Hill lobbying.
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"It is the exact same work that happens every day, every month and every year in Washington on behalf of
counties all over the country," Dorton said in a telephone interview from Washington.
The county hired the firm in 2002 during Supervisor Dennis Hansberger's tenure as chairman. The firm's
contract runs through the end of the year.
Hansberger said the firm's selection was above board.
The county picked Copeland, Lowery & Jacquez in part because of its connections in Washington and
because it knew San Bernardino County, Hansberger said.
Hansberger said he met Shockey, a former Redlands resident, through Lewis and has known him seven or
eight years but does not have a personal relationshi'!)with him.
Lobbying reports filed twice yearly by firms, including Copeland Lowery & Jacquez, show that San
Bernardino County paid the firm $60,000 in 2005.
Three of the firm's lobbyists, Lance Larson, Meredith. Stanford and Letitia White, represented the county.
Calls and e-mails to those lobbyists and Lowery were not returned.
From 2002 to 2005, Shockey lobbied on behalf of the county on matters including the federal budget,
according to records.
David Turch, a Washington, D.C.-based lob.byist: who held the contract before Copeland, Lowery & Jacquez
took it over, said he lost the county's business amid .a wide-_ranging bribery and corruption scandal.
The malfeasance sent several top county officials to jail and eventually forced then-Supervisor Jerry Eaves
from office.
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"We weren't a part of any of that. We were just that period," said.
Staff writer Naomi Kresge contributed to this report.
Reach Duane W. Gang at 909-806-3062 or dgang@PEcom
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Report: More subpoenas in Rep. Jerry Lewis case
Associated Press
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Riverside County and the Cal State Bernardino Foundation have been subpoenaed in the federal investigation into
the ties between Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, and a Washington, D.C., lobbyist, it was reported Saturday.
That's in addition to subpoenas of San Bernardino .County and Redlands, Calif., that were confirmed earlier this week. The subpoenas are
asking for records of contacts the .. and Copeland, Lowery, Jacquez, Denton, & White, which employs former
Rep. Bill Lowery, R-Calif. · ' ' '· \,,,,·
Lowery is a close friend of Lewis' whose firm's clients include a number of municipalities,, businesses and agencies in or around Lewis'
inland Southern California district. Some aides to Lewis at the House Appropriations Committee, which he chairs, have also gone to work
at the firm, which helps clients get federal dollars "earmarked" for projects.
The U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles is investigating. Spokesman Thorn Mrozek did not immediately return a call for comment
Saturday.
The subpoenas to Riverside County and the Cal State Bernardino Foundation were reported Saturday by The Press-Enterprise of Riverside.
Lewis' spokesman didn't immediately return a call for comment. In a statement Friday Lewis denied wrongdoing and defended obtaining
earmarks for his district.
"I encourage a thorough review of any project I have helped secure for my constituents," the statement said. "Throughout my career, I
have also made every effort to meet the highest ethical standards, and I am absolutely certain that any review of my work will confirm
this." , .. , ,,
Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http:j;lwww.pe.c()m
© 2006 AP Wire and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved.
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Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 06/05/2006
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Contact: SA
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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search sites.
Details: The above-captioned investigation was opened on
3/10/2006, based on a referral from the DOJ, Public Integrity
Section. The case ls a priority both at the Office of the US
Attorney, Los Angeles, and at FBIHQ, PCU.
The main targets include fund-raisers and associates of
U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA), of the 41st District. Rep. Lewis,
is currently the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee,
and previously was the Chair of the Defense Appropriations
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enjoyed great success in obtaining earmarks through Rep. Lewis
and the Agpropriations Committee. It is believed a number of
I _ lients were advised to hire his firm in order to better
their chances of obtaining the earmarks, due to his close
relationship with Rep. Lewis.
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feeding" of Rep. Lewis. In return for the constant assuming of
expenses for Rep. Lewis clients do well in
Appropriations and 1rm prospers.
media attention was ocuse on this investigation firm
announced they would be splitting along party lines. and
his fellow Republican partners are now known as Innova 1ve
Federal Strategies.
Numerous interviews of clients of CLJ have demonstrated
a unified belief that CLJ and/or it's partners are productive and
effective in obtaining earmarks for their clients. Typically,
the firm's ties and access to Lewis and his staff are well-known
and weighed into the decision to hire the firm.
It is anticipated an analysis of the earmarks sponsoreq
by Lewis will demonstrate a disproportionate focus on CLJ's
clients.
Currently, the FIG, Los Angeles, has assigned one
analyst, part-time, to assist with this investigation. The
analyst has been tasked to conduct CART review of a voluminous
amount of electronic evidence provided by CLJ. The analyst has
worked for approximately one year on the review and completed
less than one-tenth of the review. Requests from the FIG for
additional analytical help have been denied. In addition, the
analyst working on the review has not been allowed to work full-
time on the review.
On 11/01/2007, writer spoke withl I
Intelligence Analyst, PC/CRIU, regarding the potential topics for
analysis and possible products. A final decision will be made
after discussion with the assigned analyst but it is anticipated
a search of open sources could provide the data necessary to
compile a list of earmarks sponsored by Lewis and those who
benefitted from the earmarks.
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LEAD (s) :
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CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE
AT WASHINGTON, DC
The PCCRIU is requested to conduct open source analysis
of earmarks sponsored by Rep. Lewis and provide positive
intelligence to· the Riverside RA.
Set Lead 2: (Discretionary)
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE
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Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 07/06/2006
Attn: Riverside RA To: Los Angeles
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Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS (R-CA);
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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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Reference: SSC-LA-244141, Serial 60
Enclosure(s): (1)0riginal and copy of an FD-302 reflecting
subpoena service, (2)Federal Grand Jury subpoena, (3)three
page attachment to Federal Grand Jury subpoena.
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Former Aide,
Target of Fed
Probe, Owns
House with
Lobbying Client
By Justin Rood -June 6, 2006, 5:18
PM
Strange connections are still
cropping up among players in the
expanding Cunningham probe.
House Appropriations Chairman Jerry Lewis (R-CA) is the latest congressman
to find himself under investigation in the scandal. One of his closest former
aides, Letitia White, is also under scrutiny from federal prosecutors.
White left Lewis' staff in January 2003 --and started working as a lobbyist the
very next day. (Her lobby finn, Copeland Lowery & JacqLiez, is also under
investigation.) Less than a month later, she signed on Trident Systems Inc. as
one of her first clients. Then later that same year, White and her husband
purchased a house on Capitol Hill together with the owner of Trident and his
wife.
Letitia and Richard White bought the house on 3rd Street SE --just behind the
Library of Congress -- with Nicholas Karangelen and his wife, Kathy
McPartlan, in December 2003. The price was a flat million dollars-- no odd
dollars, extra pennies on the end. Just a one and six zeroes.
Beyond that, it's a mystery. I could find no public record showing how much
each couple paid. Neither couple lists the house as their primary residence. My
calls to Letitia White and Karfu1gelen went unreturned; McPartlan, whom 1
reached at home, told me, "I don't have any comment for you."
Of course, White is now a private citizen, not an elected official or a
congressional staffer. She can buy a house with whomever she wants. It's only
an illustration of the extraordinarily close relationship that a very influential
defense lobbyist and former Hill staffer has with a client.
As White's client, Trident paid Copeland Lowery $360,000 from signing on in
2003 to the end of2005. In at least one identifiable instance, White appears to
have delivered for the company: in 2005, according to records kept by the
watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense, White helped win Trident a $2
million earmark for a system of wireless beacons to mark targets in preparation
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for an attack.
Like I said, White can buy a house with anybody she wants. But I'm curious: if
the couples don't live there, who does? is it rented? Aild if so, by whom? And
how much do they pay? Since federal investigators are now scrutinizing
White's ties to key defense contractors, I think we can assume that they're
asking those questions too.
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Scrutinized
Firm Has Business Before Committee
By Charles R. Babcock
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, June 18, 2006; All
A stepdaughter of Rep. Jeny Lewis (R-Calif.),
chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has
a second Washington job, working for a lobbyist who
has business before the committee.
Julia Willis-Leon, who lives in Las Vegas, is a
"strategic partner" in Potomac Partners DC LLC,
President Richard Alcalde said in a recent interview.
Alcalde said he has paid Willis-Leon $40,000 to
$50,000 over the last year for advice on several
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News accounts disclosed recently that Willis-Leon was paid more than $40,000 by a political action
committee operating out of a Capitol Hill townhouse half-owned by Letitia White, a former Lewis staff
aide-turned-lobbyist. Willis-Leon's fees as PAC director were considerably higher than the PAC gave in
donations to federal candidates.
Steven C. Tabackman, a Washington lawyer representing Willis-Leon, said last night that his client has
a background in event planning and met the PAC leaders and Alcalde through earlier contacts, including
White. That led to work with groups representing alternative fuel users and charter schools. She also has
worked part time for General Atomics, a Southern California defense contractor, including on the
magnetic levitation issue where she met Alcalde, he said.
Tabackman and Alcalde both said Willis-Leon does no lobbying in her Washington work.
Six of Alcalde's 13 clients have business before the Appropriations Committee, according to reports of
his lobbying activity. Lewis had "nothing whatsoever" to do with his decision to hire Willis-Leon,
Alcalde said, adding that he did not hire her in hopes of currying favor with the committee chairman.
"I'm not trying to get a racer's edge with the Lewises by her working here, because it wouldn't do any
good. They aren't those kind of people."
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Alcalde said he met Willis-Leon about a year ago when they were working for American Magline
Group, private companies seeking federal funding for high-speed train service from Las Vegas to
Anaheim, Calif. "Julie did some great work on the ground in Las Vegas, like with the mayor's office," he
said. He noted that the Magline Group sought funding from the Transportation Committee, not Lewis's
committee.
"You won't meet a more honorable person," Alcalde said of Willis-Leon. ..
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Alcalde's clients include casinos, Indian tribes and public entities.
Lewis and his relationship to a Washington lobbying firm, Copeland Lowery Jacquez Denton & White,
are being investigated by federal prosecutors in Los Angeles who have been subpoenaing its clients.
Lewis has denied wrongdoing. Copeland Lowery has said its lobbying is "consistent with the laws, rules
and regulations that govern" the practice.
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: IMMEDIATE Date: 09/11/2006
To: Los Angeles Attn: Draft Office
From: Los Angeles
Squad 2/Riverside Resident Aaencv
Contact: SA I
Approved By:
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Case ID #:
Title:
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CORRUPTION IF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Synopsis: To request authorization for operational travel to New
York and Washington, D.C., Divisions.
Details: The above-captioned investigation was opened on March
10, 2006, based on a referral from the DOJ, Public Integrity
Unit. The case is a priority both at the Office of the US
Attorney, Los Angeles, and at FBIHQ, Public Corruption Unit.
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Those being interviewed are going to be accompanied by
counsel. In addition, some interviewees are attolnevs who rnav
have an attorney/client privilege. As such, AUSA I
from the USAO, Los Angeles, will also be needed to travel to NY
and WOe in order to participate in the interviews. It is
requested that the FBI cover the costs of the AUSA's travel due
to the unavailability of funding from the USAO.
It is anticipated the travelers would arrive in NY the
evening of 9/24/2006, and depart for woe on the evening of
9/27/06. The travelers would then return to Los Angeles on the
evening of 9/29/06. The approximate costs for three persons to
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Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 10/04/2006
To: Los Angeles ATTN: Draft Office
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact: SAl l
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(Pending)-'YC
Title: REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST FOR AIRLINE TRAVEL
FOR AUSA AND AGENTS
Synopsis: To provide information regarding the charging of
airline tickets on a Bureau credit card.
Per telcalls- and emails between SA IL.-__________ .J
from 09/22/2006 to
the following EC is being provided at the request of
account for the airline ticket charges to SA
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discussed with I hnd determined that is was too late to
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transferring the return flights from Washington, D.C., to LAX.
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sAl lsureau credit card was charged for the
return from Washington, D.C., to
Los Angeles.
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Angeles were A total of $471.90 for three airline b7c -1
tickets was charged to SA card. Those charges are b7E -1
included on his FD-540 order to be reimbursed.
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CREW/Lewis-161
(Rev. 0 1-31-2003)

FEDERAL BUREAU. OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 09/25/2006
To: Los Angeles Attn:
From: LAFO

Contact: I I
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID
800A-LA-A244810
(Pending) ---'16"
(Pending)
Title: CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIAL
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Synopsis: EC documenting meeting on August 31, 2006, with IA, SA
and CART personnel regarding CART case involving United States
Representative Jerry LEWIS.
sAl I SA I
CART personnel SAl
Assistant
August 31, 2006. The purpose of the
meeting was to discuss searching for evidence on Copeland Lowery
& Jacquez's computer hard-drives. Copeland Lowery & Jacquez is a
D.C. lobbying firm that represents clients who have received b6 -1,5
earmarks from United States Representative Jerry LEWIS. It was b7c -1,5
recommended that SAl !obtain approval to move the computer
hard-drive evidence to West Covina from Riverside due to easier
accessibility for the Agents and Analysts workin on the case.
USADAI !provided a list of items to that need to
be searched on prior to extracting data by IA to protect
client confidentiality and privilege. Informat1on will be
1' d to Copeland Lowery & Jacquez's lawyers for review. SA
will let the meeting participants know when approval has
tained for transferring the computer hard-drives to West
Covina .
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CREW /Lewis-182
(Rev. 01-31-2003)


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 12/04/2006
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles
Riverside
Contact: SA I I
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID #: SSC-LA-244141 (Pending) - gf
Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS, (R-CA);
CERBERUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT;
ET AL
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purpose for the meeting was to requested a quick resolution to
the case and to express their concerns about the investigation's
impact on Rep. Lewis' reputation. I I that the b6 -2, 4, 5
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rushing the investigation. I lsaid the government would
proceed with the intention of a thorough
investigation, and would contact for dialogue when the time
was appropriate. I !understood t e government's position and
expressed a desire to cooperate in any way possible .
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CREW/Lewis-163
srze.rtA


(Rev. 01-31-2003)
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: DEADLINE 02/19/2007 Date: 02/06/2007
To: San Diego Attn: North County RA
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact: SA
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID (Pending)
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS;
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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Synopsis: yo set lead for senri ce of a rederal Grand Jury
subpoena on1

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Enclosure {s) : Fori I are the original and one copy b3 -1
of a FGJ subpoena
Details:
3/10/2006
The above-captioned ____
Pnrsnant to i mresti aati on!
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Please note the return date of the subpoena is 2/26/07.
of 2/19/07 has been set in order to give b
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If there are any questions or problems, please contact b
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DATE O!J/oifii

CREW/Lewis-167

To: San Diego From: Los Angeles

Re: 58C-LA-244141, 0.2/06/2007
LEAD(s):
Set Lead 1: (Action)
SAN DIEGO
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Locate and serve the encJ osed FGJ sqbpoena onl
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CREW/Lewis-168
United tates Distric Co
C E N T R A L DISTRICT OF C A L I .F 0 R N I A

TO:
I
SUBPOENA TO TESTIFY
BEFORE GRAND JURY
SUBPOENA FOR:
D Person 181 Document(s) or Object(s)
YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear and testify before the Grand Jury of the United States District Court at the
place, date, and time specified below.
PLACE
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United States Courthouse
312 North Spring Street
fQ!IRIRQQM
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Los Angeles, California 90012
DATE AND TIME .
YOU ARE ALSO COMMANDED to bring with you the following document(s) or object(s):*
SEE ATTACHMENTS 1 & 2
DPtease see additional information on reverse /
This subpoena shall remain in effect until you are granted leave to depart by the court or by an officer acting on behalf
of the court. ·
CLERK
DATE
February 5, 2007
(BY) DEPUTY CLERK
This subpoena is issued on application
of the United States of America
,,

United States Courthouse
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GEORGE S. CARDONA
United States Attorney
'If not applicable, enter "none"
FBISAI
TelephcJnelL--------------1
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312 North Spring Street, Room 1300
Los Angele · · 2
Telephone:
NOTE: An Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will deliver the above-mentioned
document(s) to the Grand Jury should you desire to volunteer them to the Grand Jury
in advance of the Grand Jury date indicated above
CREW /Lewis-169

1
- (Rev. 01-31-2003)
• •
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: DEADLINE 03/05/2007 Date: 02/21/2007
To: Los Angeles Attn: Victorville RA
From: Los Angeles
Squad 2/Riverside RA
Contact:
Approved By: I
Drafted By: 1:========= 1
Case ID #: 58C-LA-244141 (Pending) -9'.?
Title:
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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Synopsis: To set lead for service of a Federal Grand Jury b3 -1
subpoena onl I
Enclosure(s): For Victorville RA. are the original and one copy
of a FGJ subpoena,! I b3 -1
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ation was o ened on
Please note the return date of the subpoena is 3/20/07.
As such, a deadline
I the
If there
at cellular
UPLOADED • :
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of 3/05/07 has been set, in order to give
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opportunity to comply in a timely manner.
are any questions, please contact
sAl
telephone number!
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CREW/Lewis-175

To:
Re:
Los Angeles .om: Los A ~ ~ e l ~ ~ ·
58C-LA-244141, 02/21/2007
LEAD (s) :
Set Lead 1: (Action)
LOS ANGELES
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Locate and serve the enclosed
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United tates
______ OF ____
TO: 205
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SUBPOENA TO TESTIFY
BEFORE GRAND JURY
SUBPOENA FOR:
o PERSON DOCUMENT(S) OR OBJECT(S)
o YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear and testify before the Grand Jury of the United States District Court at
the place, date, and time specified below.
PLACE
United States Courthouse
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
TOURJROOM
I
DATE AND TIME
o YOU ARE ALSO COMMANDED to bring with you the following document(s) or
**SEE ATTACHED
0 Please see additional information on reverse
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This subpoena shall remain in effect until you are granted leave to depart by the court or by an officer acting on behalf
of the co.urt.
CLERK
This subpoena is issued on application
of the United States of America
GEORGE S. CARDONA
Acting United States Attorney
•if not applicable, enter "none"
DATE
February 14, 2007
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Agend
_____ __.
b 6 -1 NOTE: An Agent of the Federal Bureau oflnvestigation (FBD will deliver the above-mentioned
b 7 c -1 documents(s) to the Grand Jury should you desire to volunteer them to the Grand Jury in advance of the Grand
Jury date indicated above.
CREW/Lewis-177
AO 110 (Rev. Jury •
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RETURN OF SERVICE<
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DATE PLACE
RECEIVED
BY SERVER
DATE PLACE
SERVED
SERVED ON (PRINT NAME)
SERVED BY (PRINT NAME) TITLE
STATEMENT OF SERVICE FEES
TRAVEL SERVICES TOTAL
DECLARATION OF SERVER <
2
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I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing
information contained in the Return of Service and Statement of Service Fees is true and correct.
Executed on
Date Signature of Server
Address of Server
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
(1) As to who may serve a subpoena and the manner of its service see Rule 17(d), Federal Rules of Criminal Pr9cedure, or Rule 45(c), Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure.
(2) "Fees and Mileage need not be tendered to the witness upon service of a subpoena issued on behalf of the United States or an officer or
agency thereof (Rule 45(c), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Rule 17(d), Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure) or on behalf of certain indigent
parties and criminal defendants who are unable to pay such costs (28 U.S.C. 1825, Rule 17(b} Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure)".
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(Rev. 01-31-2003)
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 02/05/2007
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles

Contact: SA I I
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID #: SSC-LA-244141 (Pending) -CJ f
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Synopsis: To set lead for investigative assistance.
Details: The aforementioned case is a hi h profile matter
requiring the assistance of SA to cover
investigative leads. The assis ance 1nc u es but is not limited
to document review, interviews, research, and data analysis.
This lead is set to provide a means for SAl Ito account for
her efforts.
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To:
·Re:
Los Angeles Los Angeles
SSC-LA-244141, 02/05/2007


LEAD (s) :
Set Lead 1: (Discretionary)
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AT RIVERSIDE,CA
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to Public Corruption case SSC-LA-244141 as requested .
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CREW/Lewis-166
(Rev. 01-31-2003)

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 05/01/2007
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles
__________________________ _,
Contact: SA I I
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID (Pending)
Title:
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Synopsis: To set lead for investigative assistance.
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Details: The aforementioned case is a high profile matter
requ1r1ng the assistance of SAl I to cover b
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investigative leads. The assistance includes but is not limited b7c -1
to. document review, interviews, research, analysis.
This lead is set to provide a means for SAL____Jto account for
her efforts.
.
DATE 07
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To:
Re:
Los Angeles 4ltom: Los Angeles
SSC-LA-244141, 05/01/2007
LEAD {s) :
Set Lead 1: {Discretionary)
LOS ANGELES
AT RIVERSIDE

Provide the investigative assistance of SAil b6 -1
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CREW /Lewis-190
(Rev 0 1-31-2003)
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 06/21/2007
To: Washington Field Attn: CR-10
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact: SA I J
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID #: 58C-LA-244141 (Pending)
Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS (R-CA)·
CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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Synopsis: To set lead for WFO to obtain Financial and Travel
Disclosures from the Office of the Clerk, US House of
Representatives.
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Details: The above-captioned investigation was opened on
03/10/2006, and continues to be a high-priority public corruption
investigation in the I.A D1 vision. In the Spring of 2006, the · ·, ·
writer and sAl Jtraveled to WDC to conduct interviews.
and obtain Financ1al Disclosures from the US House of b6 -1
Representatives. At that time, Travel Disclosures were not b7c -1
obtained as their. necessity was not known. It is now requested
WFO assist in obtaining the Travel Disclosures and the most
recent Financial Disclosures and accompanying amendments.
writer spoke
Office of the Clerk, -5

Representatives. advised the 2006 Financial b7c -5
Disclosures, and the accompanying amendments, for Congressmen and
staff were now available in her office. The disclosures were
not, however, available on-line. Travel disclosures are also
available in her office in paper form. To obtain these
disclosures, a representative must sign-in at the Legislative
Resource Center, log on at a computer terminal and print out the
requested Financial Disclosures. To obtain the travel
CREW /Lewis-192
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To:
Re:
Washington From: Los Angeles
SSC-LA-244141, 06/21/2007

disclosures, it is necessary to make the request at the front
desk and when binders are provided, copies can be made, at a cost
of $.10/per page.
The
follows: Re .
Disclosures to be obtained are as
calendar year 2006. In addition,
any amendments to the disclosures for calendar years 2001-2006
should also be obtained.
In addition to obtaining the disclosures, it is
requested the lead agent also obtain a listing of those who
viewed/requested the Financial fqr the above-listed
persons for any year since 2001. _ _ Jadvised this
information could also be found on t e computer.
The Travel Disclosures to be obtained
Rep. Jerry Lewis r I
and L,.l ______________ _.l for the years 2001-present.
are as follows:
Any reimbursement requests for the copying expenses
should be made to the LA file number, SSC-LA-244141.
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CREW /Lewis-193
To:
Re:
Washington From: Los Angeles
58C-LA-244141, 06/21/2007
LEAD ( s) :
Set Lead 1: (Action)
WASHINGTON FIELD
AT WASHINGTON, D.C.

Obtain Financial and Travel Disclosures from the Office
of the Clerk, US House of Representatives, Legislative Resource
Center, B-106, Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515,
telephone number (202)226-5200.
be obtained are as follows:

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for calendar year 2006. In addition, any
disclosures for calendar years 2001-2006 should
In addition to obtaining the disclosures, it is requested
the lead agent also obtain a listing of those who
viewed/requested the Financial Disc::sures f:r the above-listed
persons for any year since 2001.! Jadvised this
information could also be found on e computer .
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'FEDERAL BUREAU O.F INVESTIGATiON.
Date: li/015/2007
To: ·critnin<H Investi5fative .Attn: Public corrupt·l.o!1/Civil Rights
Ihfelliqence Qnit
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.Attn: Public Corruption Uhit b7c -1
SSAI I
Los Angeles
Squad 2,
Contact:
BAI
R.lverside
Drafted' By: lj d
Case ID #: (Pertding).,...\c?O
Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS (R;_CA) ·
OF FEDERAL OFFICIALS
LEGISi;.ATIVE BRANCH
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synopsis: To: request :analyti!=!al ass·istarice fr'qm the ::i?'C/CRIU: .
P$taiHn· T·he abov.e-capt·ioned ·investigation was opened on
3/iQ/:?666, based 6n a referral from the DOJ; Public· ·r·ntegrity
Secti·o:n. '
. The .main include. u·. s. Rep. Jerry Lewis (R"-CA)
of 41st his staff and Rep. LeWis,
the former Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, anct
prior to that held ·the position of Chairnii:m of· 'the De
.Ap;propriations Subcommittee.
r1e. y,. e a
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egat1ons suqqest an J.naoproprJ.a.te
relationshiP be·tweeri ReP Lewis and.' I
ICl.J.ents nave
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To:
Re:
Criminal From: Los
SSC-LA-244141, 11/06/2007
enjoyed great success in obtaining earmarks through Rep. Lewis
and the Agpropriations Committee. It is believed a number of
I _ lients were advised to hire his firm in order to better
their chances of obtaining the earmarks, due to his close
relationship with Rep. Lewis.
I lis alleged to be responsible for the "care and
feeding" of Rep. Lewis. In return for the constant assuming of
expenses for Rep. Lewis clients do well in
Appropriations and 1rm prospers.
media attention was ocuse on this investigation firm
announced they would be splitting along party lines. and
his fellow Republican partners are now known as Innova 1ve
Federal Strategies.
Numerous interviews of clients of CLJ have demonstrated
a unified belief that CLJ and/or it's partners are productive and
effective in obtaining earmarks for their clients. Typically,
the firm's ties and access to Lewis and his staff are well-known
and weighed into the decision to hire the firm.
It is anticipated an analysis of the earmarks sponsoreq
by Lewis will demonstrate a disproportionate focus on CLJ's
clients.
Currently, the FIG, Los Angeles, has assigned one
analyst, part-time, to assist with this investigation. The
analyst has been tasked to conduct CART review of a voluminous
amount of electronic evidence provided by CLJ. The analyst has
worked for approximately one year on the review and completed
less than one-tenth of the review. Requests from the FIG for
additional analytical help have been denied. In addition, the
analyst working on the review has not been allowed to work full-
time on the review.
On 11/01/2007, writer spoke withl I
Intelligence Analyst, PC/CRIU, regarding the potential topics for
analysis and possible products. A final decision will be made
after discussion with the assigned analyst but it is anticipated
a search of open sources could provide the data necessary to
compile a list of earmarks sponsored by Lewis and those who
benefitted from the earmarks.
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tr'
To: Criminal InvJIIkgative From: Los Angel.
Re: SSC-LA-244141, 11/06/2007
LEAD (s) :
Set Lead 1: (Action)
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE
AT WASHINGTON, DC
The PCCRIU is requested to conduct open source analysis
of earmarks sponsored by Rep. Lewis and provide positive
intelligence to· the Riverside RA.
Set Lead 2: (Discretionary)
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE
AT WASHINGTON, DC
The PCU is advised of the status of this matter .
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CREW/Lewis-235
(
06-04-2007)

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 07/21/2008
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact: sAj
Approved By:

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Drafted By:
Case ID #: 58C-LA-244141
Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS (R-CA):
ET AL
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Synopsir: To providf status of investigation in regards to FBIHQ b6 -1
analyst b7c -1
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Details: On 5-3-2008, Intelligence lsent an
e-mail to writer stating that he was not able to develop a list
of Congressional earmarks for the 2004-2005 time frame. I 'b
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proven to be very difficult and time consuming
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that he would be able to assist with other matters of the case,
to include going thru seized rvidence or communications. Writer
will attach the _sent to this communication .
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CREW/Lewis-259
• tLA) (FBI)
From: I to1) (FBI)
Sent:
To:
saturday, May o3. 2ooA 2:15.'"'P .... M...,__ ____ ___,
I HLA) (FBI1 I(LA) (FBI)
Subject: Rep. Lewis investigation
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED
NON-RECORD
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I'm sorry to report that I was not able to develop a thorough list of earmarks for the 2004-2005 time period like we
discussed. I have solid data for 2008 but finding specifics for earlier time periods has proven to be very difficult and time
consuming. I spent the last week or so reviewing the 2008 data in an attempt to discern some sort of logical pattern from
the dates of the activity. For example, it would be interesting to see when earmarks were inserted to a bill--in the initial bill,
in a subsequent revision, or after it's already been approved by the House/Senate. I was also trying to determine if there
was a pattern to when campaign/PAC contributions were made with respect to the time an earmark was received. I
guessed that if I found a pattern, I could apply that pattern to the 2004/2005 campaign/PAC contributions and work
backwards to find the information. No such luck. I was not able to discern any obvious pattern in any of the information.
also spoke with other coworkers about different ways to approach the situation, hoping to find an alternative. I received
some great ideas but none that gave me what we need.
I know that you're under pressure to find a "smoking gun" and I know the AUSAs will be meeting about this case in May to
discuss its future. I feel terrible that I've not been able to make a significant contribution to date. Is there anything else I
can do that may help develop the case? Is it possible to go through seized material with you, for example? Or review
emails and other communications? I don't know that I would necessarily see anything that you've not already found but I
would certainly try. I've already spoken with my supervisor about such a possibility and I've got her approval if you feel it
would be beneficial. Please let me know.
I will be on official travel next week but you're welcome to reach me on my cell phone at L..l _____ _.
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SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED
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CREW/Lewis-260
(Rev. 06-04-2007)
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles
Squad 2/Rive,side RA
Contact: SAl
Approved By:

Drafted
Case ID
Title:
By: (
#: (Pending)-- f/
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REP. JERRY LEWIS (R-CA):
ET AL
Date: 01/14/2008
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Synopsis: To provide status of investigation.
Details: the
the
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ever a
to review of CART evidence,
review of evidence provided pursuant to Federal Grand Jury
subpoenas and the assignment of an analyst from FB!HQ to assist
with the earmark analysis. The assignment of each member of the
investigative team was discussed. Other than a new agent due to
report for a 90-day TDY in February, 2008, there are no
additional resources available .
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CREW/Lewis-236
(Rev. 06-04-2007)
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 01/14/2008
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact:
Approved By:
Drafted By: I Ld
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case ID #: (Pending)--
Title: REP_ JERRY LEWIS (R-CA);
ET AL
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Synopsis: To set leads and provide for assistance of
squadmembers.
Details: Due to the high-priority of the above-captioned b6 -1
investigation, it is requested SAsl I and I I b7c -1
I lassist with evidence/document review. It
both SAs will provide two days per week of review for at least
the next 90 days.
CREW/Lewis-237

(Rev. 06-04-2007)


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 03/03/2008
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles
Squad 2/Rivefside RA
Contact: SA

Approved By:

_________

d
Drafted By: _ J
Case ID #:
Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS (R-CA);
ET AL
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Synopsis: To set leads and provide for assistance of
squadmembers.
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Details: Due to the high-priority of the
investigation/ it is requested SAsl I andl 1
I !assist with evidence/document rev1ew. It 1s
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both SAs will provide two days per week of review for at least
the next 90 days.
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Re:
Los Angeles 4ltom: Los Angeles
58C-LA-244141, 03/03/2008
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LOS ANGELES
AT RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

sAl lwill provide two days per week of
review of evldence for approximately the next 90 days.
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LOS ANGELES
AT RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA
sAl lwill provide two days per week of
review of evldence for approxlmately the next 90 days.
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CREW/Lewis-244
(Rev. 06-04-2007)

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 05/14/2008
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact: SA
Approved By: I
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Drafted By: I I:
Case ID #: 58C-LA-244141
Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS (R-CA):
ET AL
Synopsis: To provide status of investigation.
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Details: On 5-13-2008, the following personnel met at the US
Attorney's Office for the Central District of California to
discuss the status and investigative strategies for the above-
captioned investi ation: Chief Assistant United States Attorney
(AUSA) Criminal Chief AUSA Major
Fraud Chief Major Fraud Deputy
I I AUS AUSA I I AUSA
and AUSA via VTC) . Several items
include, AUSA AUSAI I and AUSAI I coming up b6 -4,5
with a detailed investigative plan of how they want. the b7c -4,5
investigation to proceed with the limited resources that the

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CREW /Lewis-256
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(Rev. 05-0 1-2008)
• • UNCLASSIFIED
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 04/06/2009
To: Los Angeles
Attn:
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact:
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID
Title:
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CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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Synopsis: transfer captioned investigation to WCC-4.
Details: It is requested the captioned investigation be
transferred to lwcc-4.
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The above-captioned investigation was opened on
3/10/2006. The
Inte rit Section.
UNCLASSIFIED
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UNCLASSIFIED
To: Los Angeles From: Los Angeles
Re: SBC-LA-244141, 04/06/2009




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Another alle ation involved
Three weeks after opening the investigation, agents
traveled to New York to conduct critical witness interviews of
L..l-------.,....----.,....------.------..,.....--....,...----------.___.1 FGJ subpoenas were also
served on those interviewed. A trip to WDC to interview/serve
employees ofl I
numerou interviews
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In July 2008, the USAO declined to prosecute regarding
the Cerberus investigation.
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UNCLASSIFIED
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CREW /Lewis-278

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UNCLASSIFIED
To: Los Angeles From: Los Angeles
Re: SBC-LA-244141
1
04/06/2009

This portion of the investigation is ongoing and now
focuses on two areas: 1) the stream of benefits between Lewis
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and/or his staff andl I and 2) b
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STREAM OF BENEFITS
An Excel spreadsheet ,as been created to track thf . ·
items of value that passed from to b6 -4
Lewis andLor his staff. The benefits that flowed from Lewis's b7c -4
office to c=J were also tracked to include meetings granted and
earmarks. The spreadsheet continues to be a work in progress as
the final items of evidence are being reviewed.
At this time
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there remains one item on the spreadsheet
the USAO would like to investioate further. This item involves
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UNCLASSIFIED
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CREW/Lewis-279

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UNCLASSIFIED
To: Los Angeles From: Los Angeles
Re: SSC-LA-244141, 04/06/2009

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In March of 2008,
advised ould voluntarily appear to be
lnterviewed. No date for that interview.
CURRENT STATUS OF EVIDENCE
Currently, all evidence has been reviewed with the
exception of the last portion of Lewis's production. Lewis,
through his attorneys, has voluntarily provided a substantial
amount of documentation in response to requests made by the USAO.
The last production, approximately 17,000 pages, has not been
completely reviewed.
At this time, Riverside RA has exhausted all resources.
The writer is awaiting an impending transfer to FBIHQ and SAr----l b6 -1
I lis fully assigned to work other PC matters. Any b7c -1
investigative requests made by the USAO will be presented to wcc-
4 for action appropriate. It is requested this matter be
reassigned to SAL I
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UNCLASSIFIED
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CREW /Lewis-280
(Rev. 06-04-2007)
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 10/15/2008
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles
Squad
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Contact: SA
Approved By:
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Dra te By:
Case ID #: ___
Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS (R-CA):
ET AL
Synopsis: To provide status of investigation.
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Details: On 10-02-2008, the following personnel met at the US
Attorney's Office for the Central District of California to
discuss the status and investi ative strategie f r the above-
tioned investi ation: S A SSA SA b6 -1,5
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Seve s
were being conducted.
SAl !advised that individuals on her squad have reviewed
approximately 72,000 documents. SAl I advised that he has
reviewed approximately 17,000 documents wh1le conducting a cart
review of the evidence obtained. It was also decided that another
financial analyst will be requested to assist financial analyst
I I specifically in going over credit card purchases of
dinners, trips, and events .
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UPLOADED BY
DATE
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CREW/Lewis-263
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(Rev.06-04-2007)
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 10/10/2008
To: Los Angeles
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact: SA

Drafted By:
(Pending) ... {?;;l/
Approved By:
Case ID #: SBC-LA-244141
Title: REP. JERRY LEWIS (R-CA):
ET AL
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Synopsis: To document request for additional Financial
Assistant.
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Details: On 10-10-2008, writer requested an additional FA be
assigned to the investigation to assist FAI I The above
mentioned case is public corruption invest1gat1on of U.S. b
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Congressman Jerry Lewis. FAI lhas been assigned to this b7c -1,4
case and has done financial analys1s on individuals associated
with this case, to include Lewis andl
I IThe case has
possible honest fraud charge. To prove the honest
services fraud, FAL Jand the additional FA will need to do
further financial anal sis to include the anal of credit card
statements of
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against specific charges of dinners, happy
other items of value that Congressman
attended
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CREW/Lewis-264
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(Rev. 05-0 1-2008)
• • UNCLASSIFIED
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 04/06/2009
To: Los Angeles
Attn:
From: Los Angeles
Squad
Contact:
Approved By:
Drafted By:
Case ID
Title:
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CORRUPTION OF FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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Synopsis: transfer captioned investigation to WCC-4.
Details: It is requested the captioned investigation be
transferred to lwcc-4.
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The above-captioned investigation was opened on
3/10/2006. The
Inte rit Section.
UNCLASSIFIED
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UNCLASSIFIED
To: Los Angeles From: Los Angeles
Re: SBC-LA-244141, 04/06/2009




I
Another alle ation involved
Three weeks after opening the investigation, agents
traveled to New York to conduct critical witness interviews of
L..l-------.,....----.,....------.------..,.....--....,...----------.___.1 FGJ subpoenas were also
served on those interviewed. A trip to WDC to interview/serve
employees ofl I
numerou interviews
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In July 2008, the USAO declined to prosecute regarding
the Cerberus investigation.
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UNCLASSIFIED
2
CREW /Lewis-278

( r-...

UNCLASSIFIED
To: Los Angeles From: Los Angeles
Re: SBC-LA-244141
1
04/06/2009

This portion of the investigation is ongoing and now
focuses on two areas: 1) the stream of benefits between Lewis
b6 -2
b7C -2
and/or his staff andl I and 2) b
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,
4
____________________________ -2, 4
I
STREAM OF BENEFITS
An Excel spreadsheet ,as been created to track thf . ·
items of value that passed from to b6 -4
Lewis andLor his staff. The benefits that flowed from Lewis's b7c -4
office to c=J were also tracked to include meetings granted and
earmarks. The spreadsheet continues to be a work in progress as
the final items of evidence are being reviewed.
At this time
1
there remains one item on the spreadsheet
the USAO would like to investioate further. This item involves
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UNCLASSIFIED
3
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I
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b7C -2,4
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CREW/Lewis-279

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UNCLASSIFIED
To: Los Angeles From: Los Angeles
Re: SSC-LA-244141, 04/06/2009

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In March of 2008,
advised ould voluntarily appear to be
lnterviewed. No date for that interview.
CURRENT STATUS OF EVIDENCE
Currently, all evidence has been reviewed with the
exception of the last portion of Lewis's production. Lewis,
through his attorneys, has voluntarily provided a substantial
amount of documentation in response to requests made by the USAO.
The last production, approximately 17,000 pages, has not been
completely reviewed.
At this time, Riverside RA has exhausted all resources.
The writer is awaiting an impending transfer to FBIHQ and SAr----l b6 -1
I lis fully assigned to work other PC matters. Any b7c -1
investigative requests made by the USAO will be presented to wcc-
4 for action appropriate. It is requested this matter be
reassigned to SAL I
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UNCLASSIFIED
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CREW /Lewis-280
(03/09/2006)
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE Date: 05/26/2009
To: Los Angeles
New York
Washington D.C.
Attn:
From: Los Angeles
WCC-4
Contact: SA
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Approved By:

Drafted By: r-1--========::::;-1
Case ID #: SBC-LA-244141 (Pending)-(t..Jl
Title: JERRY LEWIS, ET AL;
00: Los Angeles
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Synopsis: To request authorization for Special Agentsl
I Ito travel to Washington D.C. and New York, NY
interviews in the above-captioned case and to document concurrence
by WFO and NYFO for Ito conduct interviews in WFO and NYFO
division territory from 06/08/2009-06/12/2009.
Details: Captioned case was initiated in 2006, based on
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allegations that California-based U.S. Congressman Jerry Lewis was
receiving things of value in exchange for supporting the causes of b
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several lobbying firms who employed former Lewis staffers. On May b
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21, 2009, AUSAI !requested that SAl land he:
1. Interview two former lobbyists located in the D.C. area as well
as military personnel located in the Washington D.C. area regarding
the activities of Lewis and his staff; and
2. Interview persons involved in a Lewis and staff trip to New
York, paid for by lobbyists.
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S'6C- LA- 2.4-f\41- \4;-
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To: Los Angeles From: Los Angeles
Re: 58C-LA-244141, 05/26/2009
On May 26, 2009 sAl !telephonically obtained
concurrence for travel to New York, NY from NYFO Squad C-4 SSA b6 -1
I I Further, on May 26, 2009 s.Aj !telephonically b7c -1
obtained concurrence for travel to Washington, D.C. from WFO Squad
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If approved, agents propose to leave Los Angeles on
06/07/2009 and return to Los Angeles on 06/12/2009 .
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CREW /Lewis-286
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To: Los Angeles From: Los Angeles
Re: 58C-LA-244141, 05/26/2009
Set Lead 1:
LOS ANGELES
AT LOS ANGELES
Approve travel by S A ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ - - ~ ~ - - ~ I t o conduct
interviews in Washington, D.C. and New York, NY.
Set Lead 2:
NEW YORK
AT NEW YORK
Read and Clear.
Set Lead 3:
WASHINGTON, D.C.
AT WASHINGTON, D.C.
Read and Clear.
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