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Abramoff to prison next month

From NBC's Joel Seidman

On November 15, eight days after the midtem elections, disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff is expected to report to federal prison on his own guilty pleas relating to the Florida-based SunCruz casino scandal. Prosecutors and Abramoff's own attorney have jointly asked the federal judge to recommend that Abramoff serve his 70-month sentence at the federal correctional facility in Cumberland, MD, which would allow him to continue to cooperate with federal investigators on the influence-peddling scandal that has taken down one member of Congress so far and caused problems for others. Republican Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio is expected to plead guilty today to accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in trips and other gifts in exchange for taking official action on behalf of Abramoff's clients.