Monday, November 16, 2009

Former US Congressman Faces 13 Years in Jail

According to this post on IBN Live a former US Congressman William Jefferson has been sentenced to 13 years in jail after being found guilty in August of collecting bribes for personal interests after police found $90,000 stored in his freezer.

Jefferson lost his seat in 2008 elections after voters were completely turned off by all the indictments of bribery and money laundering. In exchange for the bribes Jefferson allegedly led business operations in Africa that included telecommunication deals with countries such as Ghana and Nigeria.

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