Friday, January 19, 2007

Some Abramoff-Related Justice

Ohio's ex-congressman Bob Ney is off to jail - 30 months in prison for his wheeling and dealing with Jack. In what can only be seen as a good sign for future prosecutions, the judge actually gave Ney MORE time in jail than the prosecution asked for. The prosecutors had asked for the lower end of 27-33 month range because Ney had cooperated with the investigation. But the judge apprently considered that his abuse of the public trust earned him the higher end of the range. And let's face it, Ney's cooperation only came after he was hunted down through months and months of denial of any wrong doing.

Ney also gets 2 years of probation, 200 hours of community service and a $6,000 fine. I would have made the fine a whole lot stiffer, but the 30 months in prison is a fairly good trade off I guess.

Bye bye Ney who -- by the way, blames everything on an addiction.

What on earth did scummy crooks blame things on before addiction became popular?

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Blogger moville said...

hi...i think Congressman Foley blamed the page scandal on alcohol, too, didn't he? Do I detect a pattern here?

6:15 PM  
Blogger Mr. Natural said...

And yet, my pal was mandatorily sentenced to 25 years for growing pot where he was would THINK that selling out one's country would be a greater crime, but then that is what one would get for thinking, eh?

10:56 PM  

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