Miami, UNITED STATES: Former Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff (L) walks into the Federal courthouse in Miami, Florida 29 March 2006. A judge sentenced Abramoff to to five years and 10 months in jail for fraud. The judge also ruled that the disgraced and well-connected former Washington lobbyist would not need to surrender for at least three months due to his ongoing cooperation with goverment prosecutors in the Washington case. AFP PHOTO/ Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
Jack Abramoff is back in the workforce. The disgraced former lobbyist has landed a new job, just weeks after he was released from a prison camp in western Maryland.
Abramoff, who served more than three years in prison for fraud, corruption, and conspiracy, will once again be dealing with dough -- this time, of the pizza variety. Abramoff is the latest employee at Tov Pizza in Baltimore.
“We’re all Jews, we’re all on the same team,” the kosher pizzeria’s owner, Ron Rosenbluth, told the Baltimore Jewish Times. “I’m more than happy to help a fellow Jew in any way I can.”
Abramoff landed the position through a halfway house. Rosenbluth said he’s hired halfway house residents in the past, but we doubt any of them made headlines when they worked there.
This new job is actually right up Abramoff’s alley. He owned a kosher restaurant here in Washington before his legal troubles.
Published at 10:28 AM EDT on Jun 23, 2010