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Ney sentenced to 30 months in prison.

By Payson Schwin  

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Former Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) was sentenced to a 30-month prison term today, a penalty that is “stiffer than the 27 months recommended by prosecutors.” Ney pleaded guilty last October “to making false statements and conspiracy to commit fraud” as part of the Abramoff influence-peddling scandal. Judge Huvelle explained to Ney why she delivered the tough sentence: “As a member of Congress, you had the responsibility, above all else really, to set an example and uphold the law.”

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