Abramoff Sentenced

Jack Abramoff was sentenced yesterday to four years in prison, according to this report.

Abramoff pleaded guilty in early 2006 to three criminal felony counts in a Washington, D.C., federal court related to the defrauding of American Indian tribes and corruption of public officials. The following day he pleaded guilty to two criminal felony counts in a separate federal court, in Miami, related to his fraudulent dealings with casinos. He’s served time on the latter charges; the sentence handed down today related to the Washington charges.

”I come before you as a broken man,” Abramoff said at his sentencing on Thursday. ”I’m not the same man who happily and arrogantly engaged in a lifestyle of political and business corruption.”

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