The Sunlight Foundation has identified each type of record held by the Senate and House clerk’s office. Their web page indicates the type of record, if it is available online, and if the document is filed by members and staff.
The Justice Department announced the indictment today of Horace M. Cooper, of Lorton, VA. Cooper was charged with with one count of conspiracy, one count of fraudulent concealment, two counts of false statements, and one count of obstruction of an official proceeding. Prosecutor’s claim Cooper received thousands of dollars worth of tickets to sporting events and concerts as well as meals from Abramoff and his colleagues. The indictment alleges that Cooper agreed to use his official positions at VOA and the Department of Labor to advance Abramoff's interests and those of his clients.
Former Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) was convicted today on 11 of 16 counts at his federal bribery and corruption trial. Jefferson faces a maximum possible sentence of 150 years in prison, with sentencing tentatively set for October 30. Jefferson was accused of using his office to solicit and receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes for himself and his family.