Ney sentenced to 30 months in prison
Former U.S. Representative Bob Ney was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison after becoming the only lawmaker to admit guilt in the influence-peddling investigation of Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Ney abused his position as a public servant for personal gain and will get no defense from me. However, it is odd that the guy who accepted trips for golf outings (among other bribes) is in prison but the guy caught with $90,000 of marked bribe money in his freezer hasn't even been charged with a crime. Instead he has been reelected and sworn in with the new "ethical" congress. In fact, Jefferson received a standing ovation from the Congressional Black Caucus upon being sworn in for another term.