How WND Birther Website Could End Up Paying Abramoff Victims
A federal judge has ordered WorldNetDaily books — the publisher of both Jack Abramoff’s memoir and “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President” — to turn over any money it owes former lobbyist Abramoff.
The Washington Post reports:
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an Oct. 11 order instructing Worldnetdaily Books, the Washington-based publisher of the upcoming tome, to turn over any money it owes Abramoff under the book contract or other agreements.
The court noted that after he was convicted of fraud, corruption and conspiracy stemming from shady lobbying deals, Abramoff was ordered to pay back more than $23 million to his victims, mostly to Native American tribes who were his clients. He still owes more than $22.7 million, the court said.
WND describes Abramoff as “a smart, funny, charming, clear-eyed narrator who confounds every expectation of the media’s villainous portrait.”