Rep. Bob Ney, facing certain expulsion from the House after being convicted of two felonies in relation to the Jack Abramoff scandal, said on Friday he will resign by the end of the day.
Ney, who pleaded guilty Oct. 13 to making false statements and conspiracy to commit fraud, is the first member of Congress to be convicted as part of the wide-ranging Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal.
Ney, in a call to Congressional Quarterly, said âIâll be resigning today, approximately 4 or 4:30 p.m. Iâll be submitting my letter to the Speaker of the House.â . . .
âI have completed the loose ends â the audit came back, the boxes are shipped out,â Ney said. âIâm done with everything I wanted to complete.â
As we noted
back in mid-October after Ney pled guilty, he just needed to hang around Congress until November 1st to get his last paycheck of $13,000.