Abramoff could be sentenced in Washington
Posted by mythoughtsandnews on November 3, 2006
The imminent surrender of superlobbyist-turned-superinformant Jack Abramoff on a South Florida fraud conviction is eclipsing his starring role in a Washington corruption probe.
Abramoff is set to turn himself in on Nov. 15 to serve about six years in prison for lying to obtain a $60 million bank loan to buy a fleet of South Florida gambling ships.
Now, Justice Department lawyers and Abramoff’s attorneys are rushing to have the once-powerful Republican insider sentenced two days later on a separate corruption conviction in Washington.
That way, they say, he can be imprisoned near Washington to continue to inform on dozens of lawmakers under investigation. Abramoff faces between nine and 11 years in prison.
He should go to prison for the rest of his life. He is a traitor to America and traitors like him do not deserve to be allowed back in to public. People like him are bringing America down.