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  • Greg Cannon
    http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2006/11/abramoff_report.html Abramoff Reports to Prison Tomorrow; Offers Testimony on Democratic Senators November 14, 2006
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      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
      Abramoff.

      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
      ended.

      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.
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