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Former Abramoff Partner Michael Scanlon Appeals Prison Sentence

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Scanlon is appealing on the basis of the "honest services" law, frequently used in corruption cases, which was weakened by the Supreme Court after he entered his guilty plea.

A federal judge had ordered that Michael Scanlon should serve his 20-month sentence in the lowest security prison facility at the Bureau of Prisons facility in Pensacola, Florida.

He was also barred from from traveling to his luxury estate in St. Barts.

Scanlon continues to dispute whether he must pony up more than $20 million in compensation to several Indian tribes, as well as Abramoff's former lobbying firm Greenberg Traurig.