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Jack Abramoff peddling pizza in Baltimore

Well, this didn't take long: Convicted former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, now released to home confinement after a brief stay in a Baltimore halfway house, has found a new job.

The Baltimore Jewish Times broke the news Tuesday that Abramoff has found work at a landmark Baltimore pizzeria.

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"I think people get a second chance," Tov Pizza owner Ron Rosenbluth told The Baltimore Sun's Jean Marbella. "If they do their time, they deserve a chance."

Rosenbluth said Abramoff started Monday and will be helping with marketing "to get us more business." He did not disclosue Abramoff's salary.

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Abramoff, a one-time $750-an-hour lobbyist, had been serving what was initially a six-year sentence at a federal prison camp in Cumberland for defrauding clients and conspiring to bribe public officials. As Marbella notes, he also owned a restaurant in Washington that frequently offered free meals to influential lawmakers.

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