Abramoff sentenced in Florida fraud case

The lobbyist gets nearly six years in prison; sentencing still to come for Washington case.

Tim Grieve
March 29, 2006 11:48PM (UTC)

A federal judge in Florida has just sentenced GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff to five years and 10 months in prison -- the minimum he could have received under his plea deal -- for his role in a business fraud case there. Abramoff is yet to be sentenced in the case against him in Washington; his prison sentence in the Florida case won't begin immediately so that he can continue to cooperate with prosecutors in the capital.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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