Abramoff leaves job at Baltimore pizzeria


Abramoff, an Orthodox Jew, started working at Tov Pizza in June after being released from a minimum-security federal prison into a halfway house. There, the former GOP powerbroker served out the end of his 48-month prison term, which officially expired Dec. 4.

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Tov Pizza owner Ron Rosenbluth told The Hill in June that Abramoff would “follow me day to day and help with all aspects of the business.”

Rosenbluth said Abramoff helped him market his business to consumers.

“Obviously, we’re dealing with a tough economy. I was able to get some of his expertise in marketing,” Rosenbluth said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday. “It was interesting; it was nice. He was very helpful.”

Abramoff was convicted and jailed in 2006 for fraud and corruption charges as part of a wide-ranging investigation that led to prison time for former Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio).