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Bush Catholic Seeks $200 Million from Karl Rove in RICO Suit

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Last July, in this space, I wrote that “if you want to spend a strange afternoon, google ‘Scott Bloch’ and just see what pops up. Too weird for words.”

Don’t say you weren’t warned – and it’s getting stranger yet.

The Washington Post reports today that Bloch, former “Special Counsel of the United States” under George W. Bush, has filed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) suit against Karl Rove and others seeking $200 million in damages. Even in a town where it takes a “billion here and a billion there and pretty soon we’re talking about real money,” that’s real money. Prison sentences of the kind Bloch recently received, it seems, do not make the heart grow fonder.

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“Scott Bloch was one of those Bush Administration appointees who was given a relatively unimportant but high-paying job partly in return for the work he did reaching out to conservative Catholics on Bush’s behalf,” I previously wrote. One financial services firm that does business with various dioceses was counting on Bloch to help throw business their way, which we reported on here back in 2005.

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