Abramoff gets 5 years, 10 months on first sentence

A Miami judge sentenced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to 5 years, 10 months for wire fraud in connection to his purchase of SunCruz casinos. He has also signed a federal plea agreement on bribery charges related to his lobbying, for which he will be sentenced later this year. The 5 year, 10 month sentence is the minimum allowable time, which likely indicates that Abramoff is cooperating with federla prosecutors in the investigation into as many as 20 members of Congress and their aides, AP reported.

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