Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff reported to prison Wednesday in Cumberland, Md., to begin serving a sentence of almost six years for defrauding banks of $23 million when buying a Florida casino cruise line in 2000.
Abramoff also faces jail time after pleading guilty in Washington to fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials. Justice Department lawyers have put off Abramoff’s sentencing related to those charges, citing his cooperation with the department’s ongoing corruption probe. He is expected to be sentenced in that case next year.
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