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.
Abramoff sentenced in Florida fraud case
The lobbyist gets nearly six years in prison; sentencing still to come for Washington case.
March 29, 2006 11:48PM (UTC)
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