In a series of filings in federal courts in Florida and the District of Columbia, Justice Department prosecutors and McDermott attorneys Abbe D. Lowell, Pamela Marple and Chris Man, agreed that the sentences of former D.C. lobbyist Jack Abramoff should be significantly reduced based on what was termed by both as Abramoff's "extraordinary" cooperation with the government. Abramoff was sentenced to 70 months in jail in a Florida case in 2006 and was subject to 108 months for pleas of guilty he entered in Washington, D.C. The government has asked that those terms be reduced to 45 months and 64 months, respectively. Abramoff's defense counsel agreed with the government that a reduction was warranted but are seeking more consideration from the two judges involved. They are seeking a reduction in Florida of 50% for a 35 month sentence and a reduction on Washington of 60% for a 43 month sentence that would run concurrently.
The briefs are listed below: