Gibney on DeLay's CNMI Connection

November 29, 2010

Alex Gibney expressed disappointment that Casino Jack and the United States of Money didn't make the short list for documentaries nominated for an Oscar. Still Gibney's documentary, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer did make the list, and may be one of the five films that is nominated.

From The Washington Post (emphasis added):
Gibney admits that he was disappointed that his Abramoff documentary didn't make the cut. Still, he got some good news when former House majority leader and close Abramoff associate Tom DeLay was convicted of money laundering on Nov. 24.

"I know that the Texas prosecutors watched the film with great interest," Gibney says of "Casino Jack and the United States of Money." He also notes that DeLay's activities relating to Abramoff's clients on the Mariana Islands, which figure prominently in the film, could come into play during sentencing. Even during Oscar season, rewards don't always come in the form of little gold men.
Tom DeLay is scheduled to be sentenced on December 20, 2010.

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