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Friday, February 17, 2006 

The Legal Woes Of William Jefferson (D-LA)


The Washington Post is reporting on the legal woes of William Jefferson (D-LA).  Good read…check it out…  

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Excerpt from story:

“Federal investigators are targeting Democratic Rep. William J. Jefferson , 58, for allegedly demanding cash and other favors for himself and relatives, in exchange for using his congressional clout to arrange African business deals. A former aide recently pleaded guilty to bribing Jefferson and is cooperating with authorities, and sources familiar with the case say a plea agreement with the lawmaker is being explored.”
 
“…Jefferson's woes are unwelcome news for his party and have undercut the Democrats' election-year assertion that Republicans have created a "culture of corruption." If Jefferson is indicted and pleads guilty or is convicted, he will have to step down or face expulsion. But if he is indicted and decides to go to trial, he may remain in Congress and stand for reelection -- the course Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) has followed since being charged last year with violating Texas campaign law…”

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