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Abramoff to plead guilty

Mr. Abramoff, 46, is pleading guilty to fraud, public corruption and tax evasion, setting the stage for prosecutors to begin using him as a cooperating witness against his former business and political colleagues. In exchange, Mr. Abramoff faces a maximum of about 10 years in prison in the Washington case.

There will be some seriously uneasy people today in Congress, the White House, and various non-profits and lobbyist firms today. Black Jack will be needing a bodyguard for the rest of his life, as he’s now made big league enemies. I wonder, was he operating on his own, or was he the designated fixer for other, even more repulsive and shadowy forces?

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