Disgraced Jewish American lobbyist and businessman Jack Abramoff, who served three and a half years for fraud and corruption and was released this month to a half way house, has found employment at a kosher pizzeria, the Baltimore Jewish Times reported this week.
In 2006, Abramoff pleaded guilty to fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials in a deal that required him to cooperate with investigators probing his relationships with members of Congress. The investigation into Abramoff led to the conviction of a congressman.
In 2008, a Washington court found Abramoff guilty of bribing White House officials with holidays and expensive presents in exchange for political favors.
He was given a four-year sentence to be served in conjunction with previous charges related to defrauding American Indian tribes and corruption of public officials.
The owner of Tov Pizza, Ron Rosenbluth, said Abramoff began working there Monday.
Rosenbluth told the Baltimore Jewish Times that Abramoff works in almost all areas of restaurant business, with a focus on marketing strategy.
"We're all Jews," Rosenbluth told the newspaper. "I'm more than happy to help a Jew in any way I can."
The restaurant owner says he has hired halfway house residents before and he thinks Abramoff could bring traffic to his 26-year-old business.
Before his stint in jail Abramoff reportedly owned Signatures, a kosher restaurant located in downtown Washington, D.C.
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