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‘Freezer’ Jefferson Sought Two More Bribes

From the DNC’s Washington Post:

Jefferson Accused of Two More Schemes

By Allan Lengel
Sunday, November 18, 2007; Page A05

Federal prosecutors on Friday accused Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) of soliciting bribes in two alleged schemes that had not been previously disclosed.

The allegations, detailed in a seven-page document filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, will not result in new charges, prosecutors said, but they plan to present them during Jefferson’s federal bribery trial as evidence of a pattern of intentional wrongdoing.

In 2002, the government alleges, Jefferson asked a lobbyist of a U.S. oil service company for $10,000 a month for a family member in exchange for Jefferson’s assisting the company in promoting business in Africa. The lobbyist turned down Jefferson’s request, the document said.

Three years later, according to the filing, Jefferson allegedly agreed to urge NASA in a letter to consider doing business with a U.S. rocket technology and rocket launch services company. In exchange, the company allegedly agreed to pay Jefferson’s family business and a relative…

Why not introduce them as new charges?

And lest we forget, Mr. Jefferson still has not resigned from Congress.

After all, he’s a Democrat.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, November 18th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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