Monday, June 04, 2007

Jefferson Indicted

A grand jury has indicted Rep William Jefferson (D-LA) as part of a corruption probe of the Louisiana Congressman's dealing with African business ventures.

The 94-page, 16-count indictment could mean life in prison if the Congressman is convicted on all counts.

An FBI sting led to agents finding $90,000 in the Congressman's freezer. During the flooding following Hurricane Katrina, the Congressman comandeered National Guard trucks and a helicopter to recover personal belongings from his home -- including records some believe to have been possible targets of later search warrants. Despite the scandal brewing around him, he coasted to re-election last fall. (WaPo)

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