Monday, June 04, 2007

Louisiana Congresscritter Indicted.

Louisiana Congresscritter William "Cold Cash" Jefferson (D-Nigeria) was indicted this afternoon on sixteen counts, including (but not limited to) Solicitation of Bribes, Racketeering and Conspiracy.

A copy of the 95-page indictment may be read here. I suggest you download your own copy of the .pdf file.

Do note -- for trivia purposes, if nothing else -- that Representative Jefferson has the singular honour of being the first sitting Congresscritter to be tried under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

If found guilty, Congresscritter Jefferson faces a maximum sentence of about 235 years in the Greybar Bed and Breakfast.

And the air smells a touch sweeter this afternoon.

LawDog

22 comments:

avenger29 said...

Now, if we could just get the rest of them in jail...

He deserved it, that's for sure.

bigbyrd48 said...

Just another democrat -- thinking they are above the law. What a piss ant.

Citizen H said...

JEfferson, IIRC, was the Congresscritter who commandeered a police/National Guard escort at the height of the Katrina fiasco to retrieve "sensitive documents" from his palatial home. Wonder how much of his bribe swag was included in the retrieved take from that little misuse of government assets.

Ambulance Driver said...

"And the air smells a touch sweeter this afternoon."

Indeed it does.

Anonymous said...

He's a democrap and already his colleagues are manning the ramparts.

Anonymous said...

"And the air smells a touch sweeter this afternoon."

I'm going to postpone my sniffing until he's sentenced.

Cybrludite said...

Huzzah! Still not enough to keep me from making plans to relocate from the Chocolate City, bust still pretty good news.

Michael said...

(D-Nigeria)
That'd be funny if it wasn't so sad. . .

Anonymous said...

A "minority" jury in corruption DC is not ever gonna convict a "minority" congress cretin of anything. Bad joke, waste of my tax money.

Geoff
Who is old, grey and cynical.

Anonymous said...

He's a small-time operator, and he thinks like one. Geoff had it right, no jury will convict him.

Sarge said...

LD,

I'll hold off on the Happy Dance until he ACTUALLY heads to prison. He is, after all, a dimocritter.

Anonymous said...

One down, 534 to go.

Gus said...

Is the Black Caucus still standing up for this guy? I know the House is still considering whether to give him the boot or not.

The only thing worse than criminal defense attorneys are professional politicians.

Anonymous said...

He will probably pull a "Paris Hilton" and get away with it. I'll be surprised if he gets 23.5 MONTHS!

With time off for good behavior, he should be ready for the next election! And be re-elected in a landslide, once they count the cemeteries!

KY Person said...

But, but they can't put him in jail. After all, he is doing the people's bidness in DC and working *hard* for the poor Katrina stricken victims of the evil Bushitler. Haven't they suffered enough without having their champion taken away from them?

Flintlock Tom said...

I'm still waiting for the same media circus that surrounded the outing of Duke Cunningham (R).
I believe the term is, still, "DOUBLE STANDARD".

karla (threadbnrd) said...

I'm actually rather proud of my local congress critter. Ms Boyda is the sponsor of the bill that strips the pensions from Congresspersons convicted of a broad number of crimes.

But again, the operative word there is "convicted". I will say she is trying....

Anonymous said...

Given that he is being tried in DC, the same city where Marion Barry was reelected mayor after being busted for drug possession, don't get your hopes up too soon. Sigh, just another day in the looney bin.

dave said...

One down, 534 to go.

533. Give Dr. Paul the benefit of the doubt.

Rorschach said...

Ron Paul isn't a crook, just nuts.

Bob said...

533. Give Dr. Paul the benefit of the doubt.

No, 543. Even if we excuse Dr. Paul, I cannot think of any reason to give the VP or the SC a break.

Dixie_Amazon said...

I am so disgusted that I live in the same state as Jefferson.