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The Whiskey Ring scandal involved the
sale of government lands for less money than they were worth to friends of the Treasurer of the Interior.
unfair and illegal awarding of contracts to friends of the Secretary of the Navy.
continued cheating of Native Americans of lands, supplies, and money owed to them.
illegal bribing of Congressmen and Senators by railroad companies.
embezzlement of funds from the Treasury department from money raised by excise taxes.