Monday, June 04, 2007

It's About Time

WASHINGTON – Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., was indicted Monday on federal charges of racketeering, money-laundering and soliciting more than $400,000 in bribes in connection with years of trying to broker business deals in Africa.

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

The indictment in federal court in Alexandria, Va., lists 16 alleged violations with prison terms totaling as much as 235 years. Jefferson is charged with racketeering, soliciting bribes, wire fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice and conspiracy.
The Democrat leadership should have stripped him of all power two years ago, and if he had even the smallest amount of shame he would of resigned. Has any of that happened? Nope, Pelosi assigns him to a committee, and instead of resigning he runs for re-election. Not only does he run, but he wins. A very sad statement about the voters in Louisiana's 2nd District.

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