Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Abramoff Receives 70 Month Sentence

Jack Abramoff received good news at his sentencing -- to the extent there can be good news related to going to prison -- when U.S. District Judge Paul Huck accepted the defense argument and gave him a 70 month term of imprisonment, which was at the bottom of the agreed to sentencing range.  Abramoff will not have to report for three months so that he can continue his cooperation in the Washington, D.C. corruption investigation.  He has also been subpoenaed to testify in the investigation of the murder of Gus Boulis, who was killed in 2001 in his car during the power struggle over who would control the SunCruz Casino gambling boats.  The Florida charges arose from the acquisition of those boats, although Abramoff contends he knows nothing about the murder.  Needless to say, he will certainly remain in the news for quite a while as the corruption and murder investigations unfold. An AP story (here) discusses the sentencing. (ph)

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This seems like and extension of very generous terms and a generous sentencing agreement on the government's part given the magnitude of his schemes.

Posted by: DJ | Mar 31, 2006 7:31:34 AM

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