Jack Abramoff Gets Reduced Sentence

Disgraced Republican Jack Abramoff was sentenced today in his second case to four years in prison, to be served concurrently with the six year sentence he is already serving.

Judge Ellen Huvelle issued the sentence after federal prosecutors recommended leniency due to Abramoff's cooperation in pursuing corruption cases against lawmakers and former administration officials. He faced a maximum of 11 years under a plea deal reached in 2006.

Abramoff sang for his supper and got rewarded big time. Great job by defense attorneys Abbie Lowell and Neal Sonnett.

< It's the Economy, McCain | Texecution Hearing Set on Judge's Alleged Affair With Prosecutor >
  • The Online Magazine with Liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news

  • Contribute To TalkLeft

  • Display: Sort:
    How much you wanna bet (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by stefystef on Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 08:10:53 PM EST
    that Bush give Abramoff a pardon at the end of the year.  You think people complained about Clinton's pardons, what to you see Bush's list.

    It will be criminal.

    good thing for him, (none / 0) (#1)
    by cpinva on Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 04:49:59 PM EST
    that he could afford very competent counsel.

    Hence (none / 0) (#2)
    by txpolitico67 on Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 05:09:11 PM EST
    the sold sign?  /s

    Doh! (none / 0) (#3)
    by mmc9431 on Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 05:29:54 PM EST
    Who did he sing about?

    My question as well (none / 0) (#6)
    by cal1942 on Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 06:51:19 PM EST
    who did he finger?

    Haven't noticed any big fish flopping around on the dock.


    was thinking the same thing.n/t (none / 0) (#8)
    by hairspray on Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 09:15:00 PM EST
    The depth of corruption (none / 0) (#4)
    by shoephone on Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 05:46:57 PM EST
    Abramoff represents everything that is corrupt about politics in general, and about the Republican party in particular. I had hoped that his cohorts -- the ones successfully prosecuted by ousted US atty Carol Lamb -- would be made to pay for their crimes but it looks as if some of them are getting off as well.

    Is it any wonder the citizens are cynical about government?