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Transplant
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posted 29 March 2006 03:26 PM      Profile for Transplant     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Abramoff Gets Almost 6 Years in Prison

AP - Disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a business partner were sentenced Wednesday to five years and 10 months in federal prison, the minimum they faced for fraud related to their 2000 purchase of the SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet.
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Abramoff and Adam Kidan both pleaded guilty to conspiracy and wire fraud, but they won't have to report to prison immediately.

The judge postponed their reporting date for at least 90 days so the two can continue cooperating in a Washington corruption investigation and a Florida probe into the killing of former SunCruz owner Konstantinos Boulis. Both deny roles in the killing. Abramoff pleaded guilty in connection with the corruption probe but has yet to be sentenced.

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

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


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Hephaestion
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posted 29 March 2006 04:20 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
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Disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a business partner were sentenced Wednesday to five years and 10 months in federal prison, the minimum they faced for fraud related to their 2000 purchase of the SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet.


What, y'mean they couldn't just send him to bed without any supper?


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Carter
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posted 29 March 2006 08:58 PM      Profile for Carter        Edit/Delete Post
Your post is incomplete. Usually after implying that six years for offenses like "conspiracy" is a slap on the wrist, people then proceed to the obligatory description of federal penitentiaries as "country clubs."
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DrConway
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posted 29 March 2006 09:28 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
For the rich bastard, yes, he WILL get the "country club".

If he'd been some poor black schmuck, he'd be in federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison.

Incidentally I find it curious that right-wingers often wave the specter of prison rape in tough Supermax prisons as a sort of vicarious revenge fantasy, while at the same time bashing those same prisons as "country clubs".

Cogitive dissonance, anyone?


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