Long-lost pals DeLay and Abramoff meet up
Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Tex., used to do a lot of business together before they both ran into trouble with the law. The two former high-powered Washington insiders were spotted eating lunch at an upscale Japanese restaurant in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, the Washington Post reports.
A spokesperson for Abramoff told Yahoo News that the two did meet. "Abramoff and DeLay are old friends and had not seen each other in years. They were delighted to have a chance to catch up on personal and family matters, and that was it," Tim Bueler said.
Abramoff served three-and-a-half years in prison for conspiring to bribe public officials. His jail sentence was the result of a sweeping investigation into corruption of lobbyists and elected officials over Indian gaming. Since his release in 2010, he became an author, a radio talk show host and an advocate against Washington's lobbying culture.
Meanwhile, DeLay, who resigned from the House of Representatives in 2006, has been convicted of money laundering but has yet to serve his prison sentence as appeals are pending
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