Center for Ethics kicks off lecture series
Appearing at Harvard Law School a year and a half after being released from federal prison, Jack Abramoff expressed a desire to thwart the political corruption he once infamously practiced. The Dec. 6 event was sponsored by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, whose director, HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig, interviewed Abramoff, a former lobbyist who pleaded guilty in 2006 to charges of fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials. “His experience has an enormous amount to teach us,” said Lessig, the author of “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It,” which tackles the institutional corruption of Congress and the role that special interests play on Capitol Hill.
Watch a video of the interview.