June 04, 2007

Cold Cash Jefferson Formally Indicted

You remember William Jefferson, don't you? He's the Louisiana Congressional Democrat that hijacked a National Guard unit in New Orleans searching for Hurricane Katrina survivors so that he could check on his personal property... presumably including the $90,000 cash bribe hidden in his freezer.

His frozen chickens have finally come home to roost:

Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., was indicted Monday on 16 counts related to a long-running bribery investigation on charges including bribery, racketeering, obstruction of justice and money laundering.

The indictment was handed up in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va. A press conference is scheduled for later Monday in Washington to discuss the case.

The 94-page indictment is more than an inch thick, and Jefferson could face a prison term of 235 years if he was convicted on all charges, and given the maximum sentence although that is unlikely.

Jefferson was re-elected to office in 2006 despite widespread public knowledge of the investigation, proving once again the mental acuity of people who think it's a bright idea to live below sea level on sinking land surrounded by massive bodies of water.

Nancy Pelosi, chairwoman of the Most Ethical Congress evah, could not be immediately be reached for comment.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 4, 2007 01:38 PM

I don't know if the rest of the country is like Louisiana, but the fact that Jefferson was reelected does not suprise me. Down here, the voters are basically told who to vote for. The people doing the telling are usually preachers. They get the message from the Democratic leaders after being promised some form of kick back. The voters also take into consideration what the politician will give them in the form of give-back social programs that are basically stealing from others to give to this exclusive group.

Posted by: David Caskey,MD at June 5, 2007 08:00 AM