Feds Want 50-Month Sentence For Abramoff Cohort

Law360, New York (October 12, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT) -- Prosecutors on Tuesday asked a federal judge to sentence a lobbyist convicted of bribing public officials in the Jack Abramoff scandal to 50 months in prison, after the judge previously rejected their request for a stiffer sentence.

In their sentencing memorandum, prosecutors said Kevin Ring "was the second-in-command of a corruption scheme that shook the nation’s confidence in its public officials and compromised the integrity of our government."

Ring is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 26.

The government originally asked U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle to...
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