Abramoff gets nearly 6 years

From Reuters:

Jack Abramoff, a disgraced lobbyist at the heart of a Washington influence-peddling scandal that has rattled top Republicans, was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on Wednesday for fraud in the purchase of a Florida casino cruise line.

Abramoff, who is cooperating in a federal investigation into whether Washington politicians gave his clients favorable treatment in exchange for campaign contributions, Super Bowl tickets and other illegal gifts, was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in prison.

Abramoff, along with co-defendant Adam Kidan, was ordered to pay $21.7 million in restitution. Kidan was also sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in prison.
Of course this jail time isn't related to any of his dealings in Washington. Hopefully we'll see similar results when he goes on trial for those.

With any luck, we'll see some of the "top Republicans" that he was dealing with be voted out of office.

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