Ex-Louisiana US Representative Democrat William Jefferson Sentenced to 13 years in prison in Corruption Case

 

Former Democrat US Representative William Jefferson was sentenced to 13 years and prison and to ordered Jefferson to forfeit the $470,653.47 for his role in the “most extensive and pervasive pattern of corruption in the history of Congress.”

Former Rep. William Jefferson was sentenced Friday to serve 13 years in prison for what the lead prosecutor described as “the most extensive and pervasive pattern of corruption in the history of Congress.”

While the sentence by federal Judge T.S. Ellis III fell well short of the 27 to 33 years recommended by the government, it is by the far the stiffest jail term ever imposed on a member or former member of Congress for crimes committed while in office.

Jefferson, 62, was found guilty Aug. 6 on 11 charges, including soliciting bribes, depriving citizens of honest service, money laundering and using his office as a racketeering enterprise.  

He was acquitted of five other charges in a case that famously featured the revelation that he had hidden $90,000 in the freezer of his home, marked bills from the FBI that prosecutors said was going to be used as a bribe.

As Michelle Malkin states, “Justice is Serviced”.

Better yet, just call disgraced William Jefferson … “Dollar Bill”.   Everyone remembers this case where $90,000 of cold hard cash was found in the Congress man’s freezer.

 Pelosi’s Culture of Corruption … Is it the Botox that allows Nancy Pelosi to make such comments about the GOP and not look in the Democrat mirror?

Wonder how San Fran Nan feels about Charlie Rangel and her House Ethics?

You will remember that Nancy Pelosi stated that she would have an ethical Congress, not like when Republicans were in charge. Yet, Jefferson was only relieved of his committee assignments until after his trial.



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    One Response to “Ex-Louisiana US Representative Democrat William Jefferson Sentenced to 13 years in prison in Corruption Case”

    1. NewGirlBoston on November 15th, 2009 6:48 am

      While corruption in Politics is rampant and will not be ending at any time—-it never astonishes us as Americans to see how much of it is tolerated on both side of the aisle!

      We, as the Citizens of America forget one of our most crucial rights—THE POWER OF THE VOTE! If we can vote them in—our voices can also be raised to help get the really corrupt ones OUT!

      STAND UP AND BE HEARD AMERICA!

      **************************************************

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