US Congress rocked by corruption scandal

Sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction, or at least as dramatic.

7th January, 2006

Sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction, or at least as dramatic.

When the disgraced US lobbyist Jack Abramoff emerged from a Washington courtroom last Tuesday, the scene resembled something from a 1950s movie. The burly Abramoff was grim-faced, clad in a black trenchcoat and fedora hat.

The press pack closed in, shouting questions. As Abramoff was driven away, the shockwaves from what had happened rippled through the US capital and beyond.

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