Abramoff's Curse

Jack Abramoff probably never dreamed he would be as famous as he is today. His name has become virtually an icon in the American public consciousness, alongside such infamous names as Tom DeLay and Jeff Skilling.

Abramoff was sentenced in January to eight years in prison for orchestrating a fraud and bribery campaign that involved an alarmingly large cast of characters, from Rep. Bob Ney to David Safavian, a senior official in the Bush administration. Not since the Abscam bribery scandal a quarter-century ago have so many public officials exchanged their wool suits for prison orange.


Michael T. Burr

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