Adult diapers are the hot new fashion accessory on Capitol Hill today, as GOP uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleads guilty and cooperates with prosecutors.
Mr. Abramoff, 46, is pleading guilty to fraud, public corruption 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.
After entering his guilty plea in United States District Court in Washington, Mr. Abramoff will also announce a plea agreement in a related Florida case, in which he was indicted last year. In that case, he is pleading guilty to fraud and conspiracy in connection with his purchase of the SunCruz casino boat line, and will face a maximum of about seven years’ prison time.
The sentences will be served concurrently, but gees… ten years? If ten years was the best deal he could swing in exchange for bringing down sitting congressmen, just imagine how crooked this guy must have been.
It’s now official, and the Washington Post has all the details, including names of DC insiders who may be caught up in the scandal.