The following are comments from Jack Abramoff and Abbe Lowell of Chadbourne & Parke, attorney for Jack Abramoff, as released to RAW STORY.
This is what Jack Abramoff said in court today:
"Your honor, words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this, and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude of mistakes and harm I have caused. All of my remaining days, I will feel tremendous sadness and regret for my conduct and for what I have done. I only hope that I can merit forgiveness from the Almighty and from those I have wronged or caused to suffer. I will work hard to earn that redemption."
Statement from Abbe Lowell of Chadbourne & Parke, attorney for Jack Abramoff:
"Eighteen months ago, Mr. Abramoff first made contact with prosecutors to admit his wrongdoing and to seek forgiveness from those he has wronged. He intends to continue to work with the Justice Department and others to fully resolve all matters of interest, to provide restitution to anyone he has harmed, and to seek absolution from all."