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Federal prosecutors urge reducing Abramoff sentence for cooperation

[JURIST] Prosecutors filed papers Thursday in federal court recommending a reduced prison sentence for former lobbyist Jack Abramoff [JURIST news archive] for giving "substantial assistance" in another Washington corruption case. The "nature, extent and value" of his cooperation will be revealed in future filings, according to prosecutors.

Abramoff was sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison [JURIST report] last March for defrauding [JURIST report] investors of millions while promising political favors. Disgraced former Representative Bob Ney (R-OH) [Sourcewatch profile] began serving [JURIST report] his 30-month prison term at the beginning of this month for his role in the Abramoff scandal [JURIST report]. AP has more.

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