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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 03:42 PM
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Former Don Young aide sentenced in Abramoff scandal
Edited on Mon Nov-22-10 03:42 PM by sabra
Source: mcclatchy dc

WASHINGTON A former aide to Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, was sentenced Monday for his role in the circle of corruption that surrounded disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle on Monday sentenced Mark Zachares to four years of probation and 200 hours of community service. He must also serve 12 weekends in jail and pay a $4,000 fine. Zachares has already surrendered his law license.

Zachares, a former University of Alaska Anchorage basketball player who served as special counsel to Young, R-Alaska, pleaded guilty in 2007 to accepting gifts from Abramoff and his cronies in return for providing inside information. His sentencing was delayed while he worked with federal authorities, but on Monday a prosecutor told the judge there was nothing left for Zachares to cooperate with.

Although court documents show that Zachares provided substantial help to the FBI in criminal investigations of two congressmen -- including one in which he secretly recorded a conversation at the request of agents -- the information he provided did not lead to any convictions.


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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 03:52 PM
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1. k/r
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 04:30 PM
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2. Abramov: The Republican Who Faced Trial.
It's a shame he has so little company.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 06:04 PM
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3. He'd better hope Alberto Gonzales didn't "lose" that evidence.
'Cause if he did, that guy is suddenly at high risk of being accidentally run down while picking up roadside trash.

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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 06:31 PM
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4. Just saw the Jack Abramoff movie, "Casino Jack" with Kevin Spacey yesterday
You can download it from the link below:
http://www.demonoid.com/files/?category=1&subcategory=A...
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-10 08:43 AM
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5. 24 days?
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-10 10:25 AM
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6. His bribe was only worth a little over a hundred thousand dollars..
A few weekends behind bars as punishment should really scare anyone else thinking of accepting any bribes...Thank goodness we really go after those that have much power. Imagine how much softer the penalties would be if you or I were involved in some such criminal activity ... :shrug:
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