Abramoff Gets Four Years
Posted on Sep 4, 2008
Jack Abramoff was given four years in prison by a federal judge Thursday—a sentence whittled down from a possible 11 years because he cooperated with investigators —for his part in the fraud and corruption scandal that jolted Washington and landed several other lobbyists and Capitol Hill players in trouble as well.
AP via Google News:
With Abramoff’s help, the Justice Department has won corruption convictions against a parade of lawmakers, Bush administration figures and Capitol Hill aides.
Abramoff admitted trading luxury golf junkets, expensive meals, skybox tickets and other gifts for political favors. The scandal shook Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House to Capitol Hill and contributed to the Republicans’ loss of Congress in 2006.
Abramoff apologized to the court and said he was a changed man.
AP photo / Lynne Sladky
Jack Abramoff in 2006 at the Miami federal justice building, where he was facing criminal charges stemming from the 2000 purchase of SunCruz Casinos.