We knew it was coming but now it’s official – Jack Abramoff has pleaded
guilty to his charges in Florida.
A day after pleading guilty to three felonies, once-powerful lobbyist
Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty in federal court to fraud charges stemming from
his purchase of a Florida gambling boat fleet.
At a hearing Wednesday afternoon, Jack Abramoff plead to one count of
conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud and one count of wire fraud
stemming from the SunCruz casino deal, said his attorney, Neal Sonnett.
The plea was part of an agreement with prosecutors requiring him to
cooperate in a broad corruption investigation into members of Congress. On
Tuesday, Abramoff, 46, pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington to mail
fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion charges.
The plea agreement in Florida calls for a maximum sentence of just more
than seven years, but the sentence could be reduced if he cooperates fully
and would run simultaneously with whatever sentence is imposed in the
Washington corruption case, Sonnett said. The remaining four counts in the
Florida indictment would be dismissed.
This case is growing by the day. Considering his deal yesterday could cause
him to face between 9 1/2 and 11 years and his new one today could lead to seven
years they must of really had a bunch on him to get him to sing. I wonder what
all charges and time served he would of been facing if he didn’t plea.