Michael Scanlon: Michael Scanlon Sentenced to Prison


Michael ScanlonA former aide to Tom DeLay has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the defrauding of four Native American tribes by Jack Abramoff.

Michael Scanlon was sentenced on Friday in U.S. District Court, and was also ordered to pay $20 million in restitutions for his role in the crime.

Scanlon originally pleaded guilty to the crimes back in 2005, and he was the first person to step forward and give details about Abramoff’s scheme.

The plot was wide-spread, and the criminal investigation led to 20 people, including Scanlon, being charged.

Scanlon was originally on the hook for a four-year prison sentence, but his cooperation in bringing down Abramoff led prosecutors to knock down the sentence.

Along with the restitutions and jail time, Scanlon was also sentenced to 300 hours of community service after his release from prison.