Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Abramoff Sentenced

Abramoff leaves Miami Court, earlier today. Only 70 months? Where's the justice in that? He says he's a "new man" but looks pretty angry.
Abramoff Gets 70 Months in Prison in Fraud Case
Wednesday, Mar. 29; 02:23 pm
Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced to 70 months in prison today, the most lenient sentence he could have received under his plea agreement with the Justice Department.

Disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a former business partner were sentenced on Wednesday to five years and 10 months in prison for fraud related to their 2000 purchase of the SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet.The sentences were the minimum under their plea agreement in the case.

Abramoff and Adam Kidan, who both pleaded guilty to conspiracy and wire fraud, won't start their sentences immediately so they can continue cooperating in a Washington corruption investigation and a Florida probe into the murder of former SunCruz owner Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis.

In court, Abramoff said the case was "incredibly painful" for himself, his family and his friends.

"In the past few years I have begun the process of becoming a new man," he said.

What a about the Indian tribes he bilked out of millions of dollars? And what about the taxpayers and voters in this country whom he shafted as he got DeLay and Burns to do what THEY wanted instead of what WE paid them to do for US?

Gee, I wonder why Andy quit yesterday? Who's he protecting, himself, Rover or Cheney? All of them? Will he take the fall for Katrina too? And not a day goes by that Lieboy doesn't mention 9/11 one way or another. Gotta keep the fear level up.

"Andy Card has served me and our country in historic times: on a terrible day when America was attacked, during economic recession and recovery, through storms of unprecedented destructive power, in peace and in war."


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