Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The Perfect Post-Holiday Gift

From The New York Times - G.O.P. Lobbyist Pleads Guilty in Deal With Prosecutors :
Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to three felony counts in Washington today as part of a settlement with federal prosecutors, ending an intense, months-long negotiation over whether the Republican lobbyist would testify against his former colleagues.

Mr. Abramoff, 46, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud, and tax evasion, setting the stage for prosecutors to begin using him as a cooperating witness against his former business and political colleagues. In exchange, Mr. Abramoff faces a maximum of about 10 years in prison in the Washington case.

The conspiracy charge included Mr. Abramoff's effort to influence at least one member of Congress and a Congressional staff member.
It is now time for the Happy Happy Joy Joy Dance.

And to broaden that smile, check out The Talking Points Memo document collection for the Abramoff Plea Deal. So very pretty.

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