Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Jack Abramoff and his former partner Adam Kidan were sentenced by the Hon. Paul C. Huck to five years and ten months, the low end of the federal sentencing guidelines. Both men were ordered to pay restitution in the amount of 21 million dollars. Abramoff will likely see that sentenced reduced as he continues to cooperate with the Government regarding alleged corruption by members of Congress.

William Rodriguez-Abadia, the son of Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela and the nephew of Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela,* was sentenced to 262 months by the Hon. Federico Moreno. At the sentencing hearing, Rodriguez-Abadia informed the Court that he will cooperate against his family. In light of his cooperation, the Government stated that they will likely file a Rule 35 to reduce Rodriguez-Abadia's sentence.

*Disclosure -- David Markus is lead counsel for Gilberto Rodriguez-Orejuela.

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