Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Big Name Koch Operative Named to Lead Rule-Cutting Task Force

Charles Kock, his man is in charge of rule-cutting
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has selected Daniel Jorjani, an adviser to various Koch brothers organizations, to lead a task force for cutting regulations at Interior.

Most significant, Interior supervises  Land and Minerals Management. Ahem, that would include oil management.

The most infamous crony Department of Interior deal came about when
the Secretary of the Interior in 1921, Albert B. Fall, was implicated in the Teapot Dome scandal of 1921. He was convicted of bribery in 1929, and served one year in prison. A major factor in the scandal was a transfer of certain oil leases from the jurisdiction of the Department of the Navy to that of the Department of the Interior, at Fall's behest.

Fall then leased the petroleum reserves at Teapot Dome in Wyoming and two other locations in California to private oil companies at low rates without competitive bidding.

Before joining this once malleable Department, Jorjani was general counsel to Freedom Partners which has extensive connections to Koch Industries and to charities connected to Charles Koch,

Prior to that  2011 IRS filings show Jorjani listed as one of the highest paid employees at both the Charles Koch Institute, where he was Director of Research, and the Charles Koch Foundation, where his title was Program Officer, Research.

What a lucky break for the Koch brothers with one of its highest paid operatives now in charge of heading the rule cutting task force at Interior.


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