Abramoff Cohort Gets 20 Months For Bribing Politicians

Law360, New York (October 26, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a lobbyist convicted of bribing public officials in the Jack Abramoff scandal to less than two years in prison, a far more lenient term than prosecutors had requested.

U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle declined to sentence Kevin Ring, described by prosecutors as "the second-in-command of a corruption scheme that shook the nation's confidence in its public officials," to the government-requested 50 months in prison. Instead, the judge ordered Ring to serve 20 months, and allowed him to remain free...
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