The black fedora-wearing former Republican lobbyist was convicted of a string of charges including conspiracy, fraud and corruption in the mid-2000s. In his heyday, the Beverly Hills High School alum would trade golf trips to Scotland and sports tickets for influence with lawmakers. His crimes include bribing public officials, evading taxes, bilking Indian casinos out of lobbying fees and defrauding lenders out of more than $23 million in order to buy a casino cruise line. Abramoff was released in 2010 after serving less than four years in a minimum-security federal facility. He since has had two films based on his story and is hosting a radio show. He now styles himself a crusader for lobbying reform.
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