I remember hearing a bit about this in late 2004, but now it's about to get bigger as it turns out Tom DeLay's PAC, Jack Abramoff, and potentially Ken Mehlman (then White House political director, now Chairman of the GOP) were involved. Indeed, it's not good that the guys that orchestrated the crime (they have plead guilty) were found on the phone records of the White House at the time they were perpetrating it.
As the article discusses, the mainstream media has largely ignored this story (until now?). Will it get more press in the buildup to November's election? Let's hope so. Republicans in the last half century seem to think that corruption and crime go hand in hand with governing (remember Watergate?). Sounds like a campaign issue to highlight.