After the Jack Abramoff-Tom DeLay scandal broke numerous others began receiving some media play. Notable among these was the network of lobbyists and Congressmen associated with contractor Brent Wilkes, which included now-imprisoned ex-Congressman "Duke " Cunningham and Mitchell Wade, his confessed briber. The Wilkes ' web was extensively detailed in an article by Dean Calbreath in the San Diego Union Tribune, February 5, 2006. It has since been discovered that Wilkes ' connections even extended into the upper echelons of the CIA.
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