Milestones Aug. 22, 2005

INDICTED. JACK ABRAMOFF, 40, a top Republican lobbyist enmeshed in ethics investigations of his close friend, House majority leader Tom DeLay; on unrelated charges of defrauding lenders in the $147.5 million purchase of a casino cruise line in Florida five years ago; in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

SENTENCED. SCOTT SULLIVAN, 43, former chief financial officer who admitted to engineering Worldcom's $11 billion accounting fraud; to five years in prison; in New York City. Sullivan, who had been facing a jail term five times as long, received leniency in return for his pivotal testimony against the telecom's former CEO, Bernie Ebbers, who was...

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