"He sought to build the biggest lobbying portfolio in town. He opened two restaurants close to the Capitol. He bought a fleet of casino boats. He produced two Hollywood movies. He leased four arena and stadium skyboxes and dreamed of owning a pro sports team. He was a generous patron in his Orthodox Jewish community, starting a boys' religious school in Maryland."
Now he's looking at prison time -- and reportedly working on a plea deal that would shave years off his sentence in exchange for taking down around a dozen members of Congress.
The Post has an in depth look at the rise and fall of Mr Abramoff's empire. (WashPost)