Jack Abramoff-Capitol Punishment talk and signing
02/27/2013, 02:15 pm
Jack Abramoff-Capitol Punishment talk and signing When-Wed, February 27, 11:15am – 2:15pm Where-Eagle Eye Book Shop (map) Description-Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff will speak at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Wednesday, February 27. Common Cause Georgia is the presenting sponsor of this event. Jack Abramoff was the nation’s most successful and prominent lobbyist. During an extensive corruption investigation in the early 2000’s, he was accused of illegally giving gifts to legislators in return for votes or support of legislation. In 2006, Abramoff pled guilty to fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion and was sentenced to serve six years in federal prison. Since his release, Abramoff has rededicated himself to trying to repair the system and make amends for his role in it. He has appeared on all the major television news networks including CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC as well as major news programs such as “60 Minutes” and “The Colbert Report.” His book Capitol Punishment aims to alert the nation about what goes on behind the guarded doors of power in Washington, DC.