Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Democrat William Jefferson Bribery Case Continues.

Judge turns down Jefferson's plea to throw out charges- NOLA.com

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has refused a request by Rep. William Jefferson's attorneys to dismiss 14 of the 16 charges against the New Orleans Democrat based on the legal definition of bribery of a member of Congress.

Democrat William Jefferson's Freezer Burn

But U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III, in a ruling made public Tuesday, said that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that bribery charges can be brought even if the acts
don't fit into the "responsibilities explicitly assigned by law." Jefferson's attorneys had argued that helping business officials win contracts in Western Africa, as the government alleges of Jefferson, isn't part of a congressional member's official duties.

I want to know what ever happened to the House ethics committee who was looking into this matter? Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, who chairs the House ethics committee, said the allegations were "extremely serious" and the investigation is proceeding.Jefferson is charged with bribery, obstruction of justice, wire fraud, money laundering and racketeering. Officials alleged Monday that the nine-term representative used the power of his office to take hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes — benefiting himself and his family — from U.S. businesses and to influence foreign officials.

What kind of person is Democrat William Jefferson is?
Amid the chaos and confusion that engulfed New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck, congressman Jefferson used National Guard troops to check on his property and rescue his personal belongings -- even while New Orleans residents were trying to get rescued from rooftops, ABC News has learned.

Do you know with Democrat William Jefferson it's a family affair. Mose Jefferson, brother of indicted Rep. Wiliam Jefferson, has been indicted in a federal corruption probe unrelated to the case against the congressman, the Associated Press reported.

"In a federal indictment handed up Wednesday, Mose Jefferson is accused of giving
$140,000 to help secure about $14 million in contracts to bring a computer-based teaching system to Orleans Parish schools. He is charged with bribery, money laundering and obstruction of justice," the AP said.

How long will this go on? When will Democrat William Jefferson see justice? And why is this news story buried by the Nation New Media? This has been going on now for over three years. It's time justice is served.

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