Thursday, September 4, 2008

McCaain's buddy Abramoff sentenced to 4 years

Abramoff Gets Four-year Prison Term, Will Serve 70 Months Total, By John Bresnahan - CBS News
(The Politico) Former GOP super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff has just been sentenced to an additional 48 months in prison for conspiring to corrupt public officials and tax evasion. Combined with a prison term Abramoff is already serving for a Florida fraud conviction, the new sentence means he'll be in prison until Sept. 2012, minus time off for good behavior.

Justice Dept. officials, pointing to Abramoff''s extensive cooperation with federal investigators, had urged U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle to sentence Abramoff to an additional 39 months behind bars stemming from a Washington, D.C., corruption case that rocked Congress and the Bush administration. Abramoff's attorneys were seeking even less time than that for the one-time K Street star, but Huvelle rejected those requests.

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