Abramoff gets 4 years

It sounds like the Judge went easy on him because he’s been cooperative.

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has sentenced disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to four years in prison.

The judge could have sentenced Abramoff to 11 years, but he gave him credit for helping the FBI investigate influence-peddling scandal.

With Abramoff’s help, the Justice Department has won corruption convictions against a parade of lawmakers, Bush administration figures and Capitol Hill aides.

23 comments

  1. Doug Deal says:

    Not enough. As far as I am concerned pretty much all corruption of our government should be life in prison. The same goes for voter fraud. Both attack the very root of our system of government.

  2. North Ga Indy says:

    Ugh, that SOB deserves life in prison without parole. Just so you know, I don’t usually spell out bad words like that except for people that suck(Abramoff).

  3. Bill Simon says:

    Too bad more of the GOP creeps in D.C. didn’t also get to spend time in jail. Tom DeLay, Bill Frist, etc.

    They should have to go to jail for the mere fact of being STUPID and WORTHLESS representatives of the GOP principles.

  4. Jane says:

    Not long enough. He and his arrogance helped bring down the party in 2006. Plus, he should have plead guilty and not testified against anyone else. He might have gotten 10 or 15 years, but he would have done less damage to the party.

  5. GAWire says:

    Good for Jack. He’ll be back in his fedora gettings BJs from Ralph in no time. He got it easy … Gordan Gekko got 20 years but will be released soon and I hear London will be the setting of his next ‘venture’

  6. Romegaguy says:

    I heard Ralph was planning to make some communal visits while Abramoff is locked up and maybe bring some Toby Keith cd’s with him

  7. GAWire says:

    Speaking of Ralph, you just had to love McCain’s reference to Abramoff/Reed affair in the speech. Think about how pissed Ralph is right now. You can practically see the steam pouring off his boyish little head. He’s probably more pissed now than when the Sugarloaf lifeguard calls him out for being in the pool during adult swim.

  8. Bill Simon says:

    I think the comment about the Indian tribes being ripped-off had more to do with the coincidental timing of Abramoff’s sentencing than any slam against Ralphie.

  9. Jane says:

    Doug, you are right, the party did deserve it.

    However, if you break the law you take responsibility, plead guilty BUT do not give up fellow Republicans. His pride was more important than his beliefs and his country. To put it another way, people are giving up thier lives to protect the country today in the war on terrorism. Abramoff was unwilling to give up a few years of his life to protect those he claimed as friends and the conservative movement he claimed to support.

  10. Icarus says:

    “…BUT do not give up fellow Republicans.”

    Jane,

    Jane, Jane, Jane, Jane, Jane.

    JANE!

    Cover ups haven’t worked so well for us in the past. (see: Watergate, Mark Foley)

    Besides, if the motto is country first, and you believe that, it is your duty and responsibility to “give up” fellow Republicans if they were also breaking the law.

  11. John Konop says:

    Jane

    I do not understand your logic. Are you saying it was wrong to turn in Republicans that violated the law? I would hope you would see the law is not based on party affiliation?

  12. Bill Simon says:

    “However, if you break the law you take responsibility, plead guilty BUT do not give up fellow Republicans. ”

    I beg your pardon? This ain’t the Communist Party where you do nto expose law-breakers.

  13. bowersville says:

    Jane has that old school establishment GOP attitude and that’s exactly why the establishment has consistently been kicked to the curb and it will continue if the Jane’s of the GOP have their way.

  14. Jane says:

    I respect G Gordon Liddy more than John Dean. That is the difference. One took his medicine and did not turn in others, one blamed everyone except himself.

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