Bob Ney Sentenced to 30 Months

| Fri Jan. 19, 2007 11:52 AM EST

The AP reports that Bob Ney, the former Ohio congressman who pled guilty on corruption charges stemming from the Abramoff scandal, will spend the next two-and-a-half years at a federal prison in Morgantown, West Virginia. Apparently, the sentence was even harsher than prosecutors had originally recommended. Explaining her reasoning to Ney, Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle said, "Both your constituents and the public trusted you to represent them honestly."

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