Monday, May 08, 2006

MZM Would Be A Good Choice, General.

Well, well, well….General Hayden used the services of one of convicted felon Randy “Duke” Cunningham’s favorite companies, MZM Inc. MZM certainly gained a lot of clout thanks to Cunningham’s support. TPM Muckraker picks up the story:

Hayden, President Bush's pick to replace Porter Goss as head of the CIA, contracted with MZM Inc. for the services of Lt. Gen. James C. King, then a senior vice president of the company, the sources say. MZM was owned and operated by Mitchell Wade, who has admitted to bribing former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham with $1.4 million in money and gifts. Wade has also reportedly told investigators he helped arrange for prostitutes to entertain the disgraced
lawmaker, and he continues to cooperate with a federal inquiry into the matter.
King has not been implicated in the growing scandal around Wade's illegal activities. However, federal records show he contributed to some of Wade's favored lawmakers, including $6000 to Rep. Virgil Goode (D-VA) and $4000
to Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL).

Another prize pick by the Bush Administration.