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jefferson indicted? good god, what took so long?


A federal grand jury has handed down public corruption indictments against Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson.

Jefferson faces charges including racketeering, conspiracy, soliciting bribes, wire fraud, obstruction of justice and money-laundering. Jefferson, a Democrat, has been the subject of an ongoing probe in which FBI agents found more than $90,000 in cash in his freezer.

The Louisiana Democrat has consistently denied wrongdoing.

Court documents show investigators believe he took bribery money to pay off foreign officials so they would do business with a company tied to his family.

The Justice Department will release more information at 2:30 this afternoon.

Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher, U.S. Attorney for Eastern Virginia Chuck Rosenberg and FBI officials hold a news conference in Washington on the indictments. You can hear this live on the Big 870 - WWL am, 105.3 WWL fm and WWL.com.

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mysticknyght
Jun. 4th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
no proper federal investigation goes quickly. you peel the layers back, getting underlings to roll on the person one layer further inside from them. when the prosecutor gets to the core, or at least to a point where they can investigate no further, they indict.
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