Category Archives: William Jefferson

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.

Jefferson’s sister and daughter indicted in LA.

From TPM via the Times-Picayune we get the news:

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced this afternoon that 4th District Assessor Betty Jefferson, an elder sister of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, has been indicted on a host of fraud-related charges by a federal grand jury. Also indicted were Jefferson’s daughter, Angela Coleman, and her brother, the previously indicted Mose Jefferson.

The charges are the culmination of a probe into charities run by members of the Jefferson family and their allies. In a rare move, the FBI announced it was investigating the nonprofits after a 2006 Times-Picayune story revealed apparent self-dealing at them.

There is a slew of names going down in LA. on the TP link..damn some serious graft going on there…