Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay meet for first time in years

Rachel Rose Hartman
December 5, 2012

Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay, Washington titans turned convicted felons, have plenty to catch up on.

Abramoff, one of Washington's most infamous lobbyists, and DeLay, the former House majority leader, were spotted lunching together at Sushi Taro in Washington, D.C., the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Abramoff's representative Tim Bueler confirmed the meeting to Yahoo News, emailing that the lunch wasn't about business:

Abramoff and DeLay are old friends and had not seen each other in years. They were delighted to have a chance to catch up on personal and family matters, and that was it.

Abramoff and DeLay's friendship became public when questions arose about their overseas trips as well as their shared money trail.

Abramoff served three-and-a-half years in prison for corruption, including the bribing of public officials. He has since become an anti-corruption advocate, a radio host and author. DeLay was convicted of money laundering and has kept a lower profile.