WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jack Abramoff is working in a kosher pizzeria while he lives in a halfway house.
The former high-powered Republican lobbyist is working at Tov Pizza in Baltimore, the Baltimore Jewish Times reported this week.
Abramoff served more than 3 1/2 years of a nearly six-year sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty in 2006 to defrauding Native American tribes who were seeking Washington’s backing to build casinos. He is serving the remainder in a halfway house until his December release date. He also was sentenced concurrently to four years for corruption.
Prior to his downfall, Abramoff ran two kosher eateries in Washington and established a Jewish school.