Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

June 4, 2007

Dollar Bill Gets Indicted!

Filed under: Crime,Louisiana,New Orleans,NOLA Politics — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 1:22 pm

“WASHINGTON – Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., was indicted Monday on federal charges of racketeering, soliciting bribes and money-laundering in a long-running bribery investigation into business deals he tried to broker in Africa.
The indictment handed up in federal court in Alexandria., Va., Monday is 94 pages long and lists 16 alleged violations of federal law that could keep Jefferson in prison for up to 235 years. He is charged with racketeering, soliciting bribes, wire fraud, money-laundering, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Jefferson is accused of soliciting bribes for himself and his family, and also for bribing a Nigerian official.”


(Curtsey to Adrastos for providing me with the first good news of the day in the last many months.)

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