DOJ: Abramoff Will Still Cooperate From Prison

By Brian Ross And Rhonda Schwartz

Nov 14, 2006 6:45pm

Department of Justice officials "fully expect Jack Abramoff to continue to cooperate with them," and "his reporting to prison tomorrow means nothing," a senior Justice Department spokesman told ABC News. While prosecutors had originally argued for Abramoff to stay out of jail, the Justice Department is now requesting he report to the Federal Correction Institute in Cumberland, Md., to make it easier "to facilitate that continuing cooperation." In a recent court filing, federal prosecutors specifically requested Abramoff be sent to the Cumberland facility, "the closest minimum security facility to the District of Columbia," about a two-hour drive from the Justice Department in downtown Washington. Check out Photos of the Abramoff Scandal Spinning Out of Control.

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