William Jefferson found guilty on 11 counts.


MSNBC is reporting he was found guilty on 11 counts out of 16. Read the charges and verdicts here. From the Times-Picayune:

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – Former Democratic Congressman William Jefferson was found guilty of 11 of 16 corruption charges today by a federal jury.

The jury of eight women and four men returned a guilty verdict following five days of deliberation.

In the 16-count indictment, Jefferson was charged with soliciting bribes and other crimes for a series of schemes in which he helped American businesses broker deals in West African in exchange for payments or financial considerations to companies controlled by members of his family, including his brother Mose, his wife, Andrea, their five daughters and a son-in-law.

Jefferson, who represented the New Orleans-based 2nd Congressional District for nine terms, will now face sentencing by Judge T.S. Ellis III, who earlier meted out stiff sentences for lesser figures in the case. According to the U.S. attorney’s office, Jefferson faced 235 years in prison if convicted on all counts, and will still face substantial prison time.

Finally, Justice has been served for this smarmy bastard. Hope the verdicts hold up all the way through the appeals process. I can’t wait to see him do the perp walk in prison orange.

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I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

Posted on August 5, 2009, in William Jefferson. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. That Nonnie..was a wonderful defense!!! But it wouldn' let me comment damn it! 😉

  2. Frankly, what disappoints me most about this man is what he hid in the freezer. That's for body parts, not cash. Two-bit criminal. Bah, humbug!

    Oh, dusty, I sent you an email about fantasy football. I'm sure okjimm and dean will play again, but spread the word!

  3. it's kinda old.  i wrote it after he got arrested. 

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