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.
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).