The Department of Justice issued a press release stating that Kevin A. Ring, a former lobbyist who worked with Jack A. Abramoff, was sentenced to 20 months in prison for his role in a scheme to corrupt public officials. United States District Judge Huvelle also sentenced Ring to 30 months of supervised release following his prison term. The lobbyist didn’t just provide free whiskey and cigars. He offered politicians “things of value,” including vacations, employment for a congressman’s wife, meals, drinks, and high-priced tickets to exclusive concerts and sporting events, the Department of Justice announced. Ring, 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle in the District of Columbia. Judge Huvelle also sentenced Ring to 30 months of supervised release following his prison term. Abramoff was sentenced for four years for similar corrupt lobbying practices. The four years was a reduction as a result of his cooperation with prosecutors. He actually served three and a half years of his sentence.