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Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff talks Feb. 6, 2012, with consumer-rights organization Public Citizen in D.C. about his lobbying experience and his hope for change in the lobbying system. Abramoff, who spent 3½ years in a federal penitentiary for bribery of public officials and other crimes before his 2012 release, owes some $44 million in reparations. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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