Robert Ney is an American politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. In 2007, he was convicted on charges of corruption and sentenced to 30 months in jail. A Republican, Ney represented Ohio’s 18th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 until November 3, 2006, when he resigned.
Ney’s resignation took place after he pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and making false statements in relation to the Jack Abram off Indian lobbying scandal. Before he pleaded guilty, Ney was identified in the guilty pleas of Jack Abram off, former Tom DeLay deputy chief of staff Tony Rudy, former DeLay press secretary Michael Scanlon and former Ney chief of staff Neil Volz for receiving lavish gifts in exchange for political favors.