William Jefferson (former Rep. D-LA) gets 13 years for bribery

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Prosecutors wanted the 62-year-old William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans, to serve at least 27 years in prison while the defense wanted less than 10 years.

Jefferson said nothing in court after he was sentenced. He was convicted in August of 11 counts, including bribery and racketeering. Prosecutors at his two-month trial said he took roughly $500,000 in bribes and sought millions more. He was acquitted of five other charges, including the one most closely associated with the money in his freezer.

The investigation started in March 2005. In August of that year, FBI agents searched Jefferson’s Washington home and found the cash. Prosecutors said he had planned to use the money to pay a bribe to the then-vice president of Nigeria to secure a multimillion-dollar telecommunications deal there, an accusation Jefferson denied….

This seat is held by Rep J Cao now, (who may be a RINO but who seems to be an honest man who loves America and is serving the wishes of his 76% Dem constituents, and all without stealing from people!)

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November 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

Joseph Cao defeats 9 term indicted Jefferson D-La ..

In the last of the elections, today in Louisiana, Joseph Cao, running for the Republican seat,defeated the 16 count-indicted Congressman William Jefferson. Turnout was down as expected in the traditional Democratic base, allowing the relative unknown to take a traditionally safe Democratic seat.

Joseph Cao in New Orleans campaigning for Republican U.S. Congress, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. ( AP Photo/Judi Bottoni)

Joseph Cao in New Orleans campaigning for Republican U.S. Congress, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. ( AP Photo/Judi Bottoni)

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December 6, 2008. Tags: , , , , , . Economy, Housing, Obama Administration, Politics. 1 comment.

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