Jack Abramoff had a problem. It was September 2003, and a film crew was shooting “National Treasure” at the Navy Memorial, located next to what was then Abramoff’s restaurant, Signatures.

The crew’s trailers and equipment were lined up near the building, and Abramoff, at his zenith as a big-time lobbyist with Greenberg Traurig, was concerned that they were blocking his valet parking area. This could be bad for business, but the crew, which had a permit from the National Park Service, refused to budge.

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