Fmr Rep Wm Jefferson (D-LA) heads to prison. Longest Cong. sentence ever. #rsrh
The case is most infamous for the $90,000 FBI agents found in the freezer of his Washington D.C. home by FBI agents during a search conducted in August, 2005, several weeks before Hurricane Katrina. The money was most of the $100,000 in cash that a government informant had handed him — as FBI agents videotaped the transfer — money that the agency believed was going to given to then vice president of Nigeria as a bribe. The money never got to the Nigerian VP, and the jury ultimately cleared him on a charge of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

This entry was posted in Louisiana, Politics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s