Former presidential aide Lyn Nofziger is still worth more than $2.8 million despite his pleas of financial hardship and should be imprisoned for illegally lobbying the White House, a prosecutor says.

Independent counsel James C. McKay said Nofziger deserves imprisonment for flouting and belittling the Ethics in Government Act.Nofziger also should be fined because he was "unjustly enriched" by lobbying then-presidential counselor Edwin Meese III and other White House aides on behalf of Wedtech Corp. and two other clients, McKay said in a sentencing memo filed Thursday in U.S. District Court.

The former White House political director is scheduled to be sentenced next Friday by U.S. District Judge Thomas Flannery.