I had forgotten about this database until a reader reminded me about it today.
Do you have someone in your community getting or trying to get any federal contracts and such—maybe one of those Ethnic Community Based Organizations. Check out the Excluded Parties List System where all those who have been debarred or otherwise prohibited from doing business with the federal government are listed.
Go here and for fun, go to the advanced search. Type in the name Jack Abramoff and note he is excluded from government contracts and now put in the name Mohammad and see what you get—pages and pages! LOL! Be sure to check out all the aliases that come up for many excluded Mohammads.
This is filed in our ‘where to find information’ category to help you find it in the future.