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Whats more embarrassing than going to jail over N'Sync tickets?

WASHINGTON – A former top official for Voice of America was indicted Friday on corruption charges, accused of taking thousands of dollars in concert and sports tickets in exchange for favors to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Horace Cooper, who is also a one-time aide to former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey, is accused of defrauding the government after getting choice seats to see 'N Sync, the Dixie Chicks, and Bruce Springsteen, among others.

The indictment charges Cooper agreed to use his position at Voice of America — and his subsequent job at the Labor Department — to advance the interests of Abramoff and his clients.

Abramoff was sentenced in September 2008 to four years in prison on charges of mail fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion. Since pleading guilty in 2006, the once-powerful lobbyist has cooperated with the federal investigation of influence-peddling in Washington

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:20 PM on Aug. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090821/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_abramoff_voice_of_america
    The long-running corruption probe has led to the convictions of one former congressman — Republican Bob Ney of Ohio — and 16 others, including lobbyists, Bush administration officials, congressional staffers and businessmen.

    Prosecutors say that between 2002 and 2004, Cooper received thousands of dollars worth of free meals or drinks at Abramoff's restaurant, as well as a free Super Bowl party for him and about 25 friends.

    The five-count indictment charges Cooper also took thousands of dollars worth of free entertainment, including tickets to professional baseball, hockey, basketball, and tennis events, as well as concert tickets.

    Officials say Cooper did not report the gifts on government pape
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:21 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • I would guess going to jail over Backstreet Boys tickets would be tad more embarrassing?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:21 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • wow and they've been broken up for how long lol..
    Desi2Sweet

    Answer by Desi2Sweet at 11:21 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • Bruce Springsteen must be crying or writing a song about this.....LOL
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:22 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • I would guess going to jail over Backstreet Boys tickets would be tad more embarrassing?


    Maybe Milli Vanilli??? LOL

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:22 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • Blame it on the rain, yea yea
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:23 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • sheesh, some people...
    dennysgirl07

    Answer by dennysgirl07 at 11:24 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • What's more embarrassing that going to jail over N'Sync tickets? Hmmm. I would have to say--my two-year-old ds mooning a roomful of people at the dentist's office.
    dustbunny

    Answer by dustbunny at 11:37 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • I totally went to see N Sync in Philly nine years ago. Drank margaritas on the way down. Wouldn't go to jail for them tho.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:38 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • heh heh Dick Armey heh heh
    sorry...couldnt help myself :D

    i would be more embarrassed about Aqua (Barbie Girl band) or the Baha Men (Who Let the Dogs Out band). but yeah...i think Nsync is decent but i wouldnt go see them in concert haha
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 11:40 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

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