Abramoff Reports to Prison Tomorrow; Offers Testimony
on Democratic Senators
November 14, 2006 4:13 PM
Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz Report:
Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff is scheduled to
report to federal prison tomorrow, over the objections
of federal prosecutors who say they still need his
help to pursue leads on officials he allegedly bribed.
Sources close to the investigation say Abramoff has
provided information on his dealings with and campaign
contributions and gifts to "dozens of members of
Congress and staff," including what Abramoff has
reportedly described as "six to eight seriously
corrupt Democratic senators."
The sources say Abramoff was about to provide
information about Bush administration officials,
including Karl Rove, "accepting things of value" from
Rove has denied any wrongdoing in his dealings with
Abramoff. But the lobbyist visited the White House at
least seven times, according to Secret Service logs
obtained by Judicial Watch.
Abramoff has been meeting almost daily in secret
locations around Washington with Justice Department
investigators who are examining thousands of e-mails
and documents, according to sources close to the
investigation. The convicted lobbyist was spotted in
downtown Washington, D.C., yesterday, carrying a
computer laptop case.
But the prosecutors' easy access to Abramoff has now
After granting several delays, the federal judge in
Florida, who sentenced Abramoff to six years for fraud
in a casino boat gambling scheme, has ordered him to
report to prison tomorrow.
ABC News has learned that the court has granted a
request from prosecutors that Abramoff be incarcerated
at the closest prison to Washington, D.C., the Federal
Correction Institute in Cumberland, Md., where
Abramoff is expected to report tomorrow.