Daily Revolt

June 04, 2007

Rep. Jefferson Indicted in Bribery Probe

The Democrats had hoped this problem would go away; but Congressman Jefferson had different ideas. This latest scandal only reinforces what Americans believe about their Congress:
Louisiana congressman William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record) received more than $500,000 in bribes and sought millions more in nearly a dozen separate schemes to enrich himself by using his office to broker business deals in Africa, according to a federal indictment Monday.

The charges came almost two years after investigators raided Jefferson's home in Washington and found $90,000 in cash stuffed in his freezer.

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