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October 13, 2006

Representative Ney cuts a deal for 27 months imprisonment

As detailed in this AP story, Ohio Representative Bob Ney "pleaded guilty Friday in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling investigation, the first lawmaker to confess to crimes in a scandal that has stained the Republican-controlled Congress and the Bush administration."  Here are a few more details:

Standing before Judge Ellen S. Huvelle, Ney pleaded guilty to conspiracy and making false statements.  He acknowledged taking money, gifts and favors in return for official actions on behalf of Abramoff and his clients.  The 52-year-old lawmaker faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. Huvelle said prosecutors had agreed to recommend a term of 27 months, and said federal guidelines suggest a fine of between $5,000 and $60,000.

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