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Abramoff Banned From Government Work

Jack Abramoff may be out of jail now, but he won’t be able to set up his once-successful lobbying practice anytime soon.

That’s because the Interior Department has banned Abramoff, who spent four years in jail and was at the center of a wide-ranging political corruption scandal that also sent a former Member of Congress to the big house, from any business dealings with the U.S. government through 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The Abramoff scandal sent ex-Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) to jail and resulted in several guilty pleas from former Congressional aides and lobbyists. Most recently, former Abramoff associate Kevin Ring was found guilty of eight counts related to the scandal.

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