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Jack and Pam Abramoff Marriage Profile

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Now on-the-rebound, former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his wife Pam are rebuilding their lives. Although Jack was in prison for three and a half years for fraud, conspiracy, and tax evasion, his marriage to Pam endured.

Born:

Jack Allan Abramoff: February 28, 1959 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Pamela Clarke Alexander: Born abt. 1960.

How Jack and Pam Met:

Susan Schmidt: "At Reagan's 72nd-birthday party at the White House, [Ralph] Reed introduced Abramoff to his future wife, Pam Alexander, who was working with Reed."
Source: Susan Schmidt, James V. Grimaldi."The Fast Rise and Steep Fall of Jack Abramoff." WashingtonPost.com. 12/29/2005.
Jack: "Pam was ideal: an elegant beauty who shared by conservative politics and orthodox Jewish religious orientation."
Source: Jack Abramoff. Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Corruption From America's Most Notorious Lobbyist. 2011. pg. 46.

Wedding Date:

Pam and Jack were married in July 1986.

Children:

  • Levi Elijah Abramoff: Born abt. 1987.
  • Alexander B. Abramoff:
  • Daniel Abramoff:
  • Livia Abramoff:
  • Sarah Abramoff:

Occupations:

Pam: Executive assistant, co-manager of Capital Athletic Foundation.

Jack: Lobbyist, author, restaurant owner, producer, businessman.

Residence:

Pam and Jack live in Silver Springs, Maryland.
Lesley Stahl: "He was sent to a medium security facility in Cumberland, Maryland. When he was released last June, he began working as an accountant at a kosher pizza parlor. Turns out Jack Abramoff was broke, partly because he is paying off nearly $24 million in restitution to the Indian tribes. Today he lives in his old house in Maryland with his wife, five children and the two doberman pinschers Mrs. Abramoff bought to protect the family while he was away."
Source: Lesley Stahl Interview: "Jack Abramoff: The Lobbyist's Playbook." CBSNews.com. 11/06/2011.

Quotes About the Marriage of Pam and Jack Abramoff:

Jack: "We're doing better and better every day. This was very hard on all of us, obviously. Thank God I married a woman far better than I who not only stayed loyal and faithful to me, but bucked me up and bucked all of us up. And we have five children. And you know, they deal with it in different ways, as five different children would. But we're getting there slowly, but we're getting there."
Source: Michel Martin. "Jack Abramoff Calls D.C. Politics Dirty As Ever." NPR.org. 11/18/2011.

Jack: "We’ve been through a lot. I have to tell you, this has not been a lot of fun. … 80 percent of the men had their wives leave them as soon as they entered the place, prison. It’s a horrific place, it’s unimaginable. I hope nobody in this room has had to endure it. But I was fortunate, and I am fortunate, to have a wife who not only stood by me and came to visit me each of the 185 weekends that I spent in that facility, but who also bucks me up, because, believe it or not, sometimes this gets depressing when you see your picture on the front page of the [Washington] Post a little too often, or once."
Source: Patrick Gavin. "Tucker Carlson Toasts Jack Abramoff." Politico.com. 11/16/2011.

Kelly Preston: “Pam Abramoff is very devoted to her husband,” says Preston. “To this day, she stands by him. As a couple, they’re very connected, very much in love. They are a strong family unit, but she watched her husband spin out of control and she tried to be the voice of reason.”
Source: Casino Jack Press Notes. 2010.

Philip Shenon: "Jack Abramoff's wife, Pamela, was tied to at least some of her husband's activities that he has now acknowledged were crimes. Although there is no suggestion by the Justice Department that Pamela Abramoff was aware of her husband's criminal acts, she and her husband were the sole directors of a nonprofit group, the Capital Athletic Foundation, which Jack Abramoff used illegally to channel millions of dollars from his lobbying clients to pet projects that had nothing to do with the charity's supposed mission: providing sports programs to needy children."
Source: Philip Shenon. "Lobbying Cases Shine Spotlight on Family Ties." NYTimes.com. 4/9/2006.

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