The influence-peddling, tax-evading, godfather-quoting disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff is out of prison and into the pizza business, the Baltimore Jewish Times reported earlier this week.
Tov Pizza, a kosher pizzeria in Baltimore, has recently taken on Abramoff, perhaps in the hope that his experience cooking books and greasing palms will translate well into cooking crusts and greasing pans. Abramoff, who was convicted in 2006 of corruption and fraud (among other convictions) has served over three years in prison and will complete the remainder of his combined six-year sentences living in a halfway house.
Don’t expect to see Abramoff flipping pies, though: the man who once took Congressional leaders on Scottish golfing trips will be working in the back office on “marketing and strategy.”
Abramoff is himself an orthodox Jew. He starred (perhaps against his will) in the recent documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money.