I always have to wonder why his "court cases" never came up up "during his term in office" but as soon as he was defeated as a Congresspuker his time was up. I wonder what Pelosi has to say about all of that. Anyway, here he is. After all of the corruption; after the moving around in the "House"; after Pelosi FINALLY removed him from office and "secreted placements"; we now have this from the NYSlimes:
[...] A federal court jury in Alexandria, Va., deliberated for five days before finding Mr. Jefferson, 62, a New Orleans Democrat who served in Congress for 18 years until being defeated in 2008, guilty of 11 of 16 counts of bribery-related crimes. The jurors thus rejected defense assertions that Mr. Jefferson’s business-promotion activities in Africa did not qualify as “official acts” under public corruption laws.
Mr. Jefferson faces a long prison term, unless his conviction is overturned on appeal.
In a six-week trial before Judge T.S. Ellis, prosecutors said that from 2000 to 2005, Mr. Jefferson sought hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from a dozen companies involved in oil, communications, sugar and other businesses, often for projects in Africa. [...]
Screw this jerk and I sure hope people remember this corrupted pervert. From lawhawk:
[...] Congressional Democrats did all they could to prevent any action to censure or repudiate Jefferson. In fact, despite the FBI discovering $90,000 in cold cash stashed in Jefferson's freezer, Democrats rallied around this criminal. [...]
Rallied around? Ask Nancy Pelosi. I am fairly sure that it was her that kept the criminals from questioning this fool right up until he lost office.