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Crime History: Teapot Dome: The original K Street scandal

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On this day, April 7, in 1922, the U.S. secretary of the interior secretly sold the rights to public oil reserves in what became known as the Teapot Dome bribery scandal. Teapot Dome, an oil field on public land in Wyoming, entered the lexicon as a synonym for government cronyism. President Harding's interior secretary, Albert Bacon Fall, sold the oil reserves to his oilmen friends. In return,...

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