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Abramoff Ex-Partner Gets Sentence Reduced

POSTED: 05:52 PM ET, 06/25/2008 by The Editors

Jack Abramoff, the disgraced former GOP lobbyist who pleaded guilty for his role in a federal influence-peddling scandal, has yet to be sentenced on those charges. He is serving prison time, though, in another case involving an ill-fated Florida casino boat business, as is his former partner, Adam Kidan. The Post exposed their scheme in a May 2005 article, part of the newspaper's two-year-long investigation of Abramoff.

Today a federal judge in Florida agreed to cut Kidan's prison term in half for cooperating with the authorities. Prosecutors say Kidan braved mob threats to testify about a gangland-style slaying of the man who sold his fleet to Abramoff, Kidan and a third partner, Michael Scanlon.

Kidan was a longtime associate of Abramoff's who once owned the Dial-A-Mattress franchise in Washington, D.C.

By The Editors |  June 25, 2008; 5:52 PM ET Abramoff Scandal
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