From the NY Times earlier this month:
Alan B. Mollohan's Congressional district in West Virginia has received $480 million in special spending allocations known as earmarks since 1995. About half the money has gone to these five organizations, all of which Mr. Mollohan set up.
West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation
TOP SALARY: $260,000
ACTIVITIES: Runs its own research projects and works with companies to seed hightech projects. Planning a technology park.
EARMARKS SINCE 1995: $39 million from HUD, S.B.A. and the Justice Department
Institute for Scientific Research
TOP SALARY: $362,286
ACTIVITIES:Conducts basic information technology and engineering research for federal agencies.
EARMARKS SINCE 1995: $108 million from NASA and HUD
Canaan Valley Institute
TOP SALARY: $147,450
ACTIVITIES: Partners with local groups on environmental problems, particularly stream restoration and wastewater treatment.
EARMARKS SINCE 1995: $71 million (awarded funds) from E.P.A. and NOAA
Vandalia Heritage Foundation
TOP SALARY: $102,000
ACTIVITIES: Restores historic buildings, acquires property for development and runs ''legacy'' projects of oral histories.
EARMARKS SINCE 1995: $28 million from HUD
TOP SALARY: $65,565
ACTIVITIES: Helps local artisans sell wares. Runs craft workshops.
EARMARKS SINCE 1995: $8 million from S.B.A.