Jefferson Indicted in Bribery Probe

Congressman William Jefferson (D-LA), who last year was caught on tape accepting from an FBI informant $100,000 in $100 bills, which were later found in his freezer, has now been indicted on federal charges of racketeering, soliciting bribes, and money laundering.


The indictment handed up Monday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, is 94 pages long and lists 16 alleged violations of federal law that could keep Jefferson in prison for up to 235 years, according to a Justice Department official who has seen the document.
Among the charges listed in the indictment, said the official, are racketeering, soliciting bribes, wire fraud, money-laundering, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
I'm in complete agreement with Steve Benen, who says, bluntly, " I have no qualms at all about Dems disassociating themselves with Jefferson entirely. The sooner the better."
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