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Abramoff Scandal
Abramoff pleads for leniency ahead of sentencing


Attorneys for Jack Abramoff submitted 95 letters to a federal judge on Thursday in hopes of securing a reduced sentence for the jailed lobbyist.

The letters came from Abramoff's family, Jewish leaders and his friends. They called the former Republican power broker a changed man after he was sent to jail on bank fraud charges.

Abramoff will be sentenced on September 4 for defrauding his tribal clients. The Department of Justice wants the terms to run concurrently and says Abramoff has cooperated extensively with an ongoing corruption probe.

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Letters Paint Picture Of 'Humble' Abramoff (The Washington Post 8/28)
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Abramoff lobbies for early release (AP 8/28)
Abramoff's Cooperation Brings Call for Leniency (The Washington Post 8/28)
Abramoff attorneys ask for reduced sentence (The Washington Times 8/29)