Melanie Sloan

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Government Watchdog
In 2003, Melanie Sloan left her job as assistant U.S. attorney to start a government watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). Since then, CREW has exposed the dirty little secrets of Tom DeLay, lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Rep. John Murtha, and many others.

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