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Notorious lobbyist Jack Abramoff: The system is to blame

Infamous former lobbyist Jack Abramoff told MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Wednesday night that the political system of the United States needed to be changed because it lured people into corruption. He served three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to corrupting public officials and tax evasion…

Jack Abramoff: ‘The whole system’ is corrupt

Notorious former lobbyist Jack Abramoff is a free man again, after serving three and a half years in prison for corruption and fraud. In an interview aired by CBS on Sunday, he told correspondent Leslie Stahl about the tricks of his former trade. Abramoff, who readily admits to his former…

Ex-Abramoff lobbyist jailed for 20 months

WASHINGTON — A former US lobbyist was sentenced to 20 months behind bars Wednesday for his role in a multi-million-dollar inducements scandal that brought down disgraced Republican super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Kevin Ring, who worked with Abramoff, was convicted for his role in a scheme to corrupt public officials by illegally…

GOP Rep. Frank Wolf: Grover Norquist profits from ‘unsavory people’

Republican Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia on the House floor Tuesday attacked Grover Norquist and his anti-tax pledge, which has been signed by nearly every Republican in the House and Senate. “My conscience has compelled me to come to the floor today to voice concerns I have with the influence…

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