Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Justice For Jefferson

Frosty Francs
Siberian Shillings
Refrigerator Rupees
Polar Pesos
Shivering Shekels

What does a politician get when he hides his bribes in his freezer?

La. Congressman William Jefferson (D) was found guilty on 11 out of 16 bribery charges today by a Virginia federal jury.

Former Rep. William Jefferson, a Democrat who had represented parts of New Orleans, was accused of accepting more than $400,000 in bribes and seeking millions more in exchange for brokering business deals in Africa.

It took jurors five days to reach a decision after an eight-week trial. Most of the trial was government testimony. The defense wrapped up its case in a matter of hours.

The feds had Jefferson on tape brokering bribes. Of course the liberal MSNBC (I refuse to give them a link) tried to emphasize that he was found innocent of five bribery charges involving the $90,000 in cold cash recovered from his freezer, but he was found guilty of conspiring to pay other bribes involving African government officials.
Now Jefferson can keep his ass in the icebox so his federal bunk buddy has something cool to slip into at night.


USA_Admiral said...

It is about damned time this bastard got what he deserved.

sig94 said...

Let's wait and see what his sentence is. Hopefully the judge will feel the same way.