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Jack Abramoff
Ken Salazar, D-CO, calls for a Special Council to investigate matters surrounding the Jack Abramoff lobying scandal during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 26, 2006. Salazar wants the Special Council to take over from the Justice Department to ensure against even the appearance of conflicts of interest or impropriety. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Jack Abramoff (pronounced /ˈeɪbrəmɒf/; born February 28, 1958) is a former American lobbyist and businessman. Convicted in 2006 of mail fraud and conspiracy, he was at the heart of an extensive corruption investigation that led to the conviction of White House officials J. Steven Griles and David Safavian, U.S. Representative Bob Ney, and nine other lobbyists and Congressional aides. He served 3 years, 6 months of a six-year sentence in federal prison before being released early to a Baltimore halfway house on June 8, 2010.

Abramoff was College Republican National Committee National Chairman from 1981 to 1985, and a founding member of the International Freedom Foundation. He later became a top lobbyist for the Preston Gates & Ellis and Greenberg Traurig firms. He served as a director of the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank, and Toward Tradition. His wife Pam and their five children live in Maryland.

Abramoff's lobbying and the surrounding scandals and investigation are the subject of two 2010 films: the documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money, released in May 2010, and the feature film Casino Jack, released on December 17, 2010, starring Kevin Spacey as Abramoff.

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