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Notorious Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff is headed back to jail

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Notorious Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff is headed back to jail after another lobbying scandal. This time, however, it isn’t for swindling people out of their retirement, it’s for a lobbying scandal around a cryptocurrency, Bloomberg News reported.

Abramoff agreed to plead guilty, facing only five years in prison. Given his advanced age and lack of a violent crime, he may even be shoved off on house arrest like other white-collar criminals in the era of COVID-19. He spent just 43 months in prison the last time he was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a Native American lobbying scandal with SunCruz Casinos.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sued Abramoff outside of the case, saying that he was part of a fraudulent offer to sell “digital asset securities by NAC Foundation LLV, a company that was in early-stage development of a blockchain-based digital token called AML BitCoin,” Bloomberg reported.

The founder of NAC Foundation, Rowland Marcus Andrade, is pleading not guilty for related charges, U.S. Attorney David Anderson said.

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Anti-corruption group files motion in Roger Stone case saying pardon is void due to ‘self dealing’

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The anti-corruption group Free Speech for the People filed a motion with Judge Amy Berman Jackson opposing the pardon of President Donald Trump's pal, Roger Stone.

According to the organization's president, John Bonifaz, there are "limits to the pardon power" that the president holds, "including when the power is abused for self-dealing purposes." He said that Stone's "commutation violates the Take Care Clause of the Constitution," and thus, should be declared void.

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A delay in Trump finance scandal may prevent the prosecution of other people than the president: court filing

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President Donald Trump is continuing to fight the Manhattan District Attorney's case requiring his taxes and financial documents. But in a Wednesday court filing Cy Vance indicated that there is a need for urgency because his case could involve the prosecution of "other people."

Time is of the essence to minimize "any risk that criminal conduct will go unpunished," says Vance in the filing.

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‘Are you kidding me?’ CNN’s Cuomo lays into Trump for hawking Goya products during a pandemic

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On CNN Wednesday, Chris Cuomo exploded with outrage over the image of President Donald Trump promoting Goya food products from the Oval Office — just a day after his daughter did the same.

"The pandemic is in full effect," said Cuomo. "You tell me how a president, in the middle of a pandemic, has got time for this bullsh*t. Are you kidding me? Hawking products? Goya, I don't care who it is. Resolute Desk? This is what he's resolute about? Pandemic priorities? His daughter Ivanka, top White House adviser, are you kidding me? Marketing for a brand following calls for a boycott after Goya's CEO heaped praise on Trump last week. On your dime, in the middle of a pandemic, they're selling beans. Are you kidding me?"

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