WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Nearly two years after federal agents reported finding $90,000 in a freezer in his Washington home, U.S. Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana has been charged with a global campaign to solicit bribes, obstruct justice and engage in racketeering, Justice Department officials said Monday.
The veteran New Orleans Democrat faces 16 criminal counts, said Alice Fisher, assistant U.S. attorney general in the criminal division.
In addition to the racketeering and solicitation charges, Jefferson has been charged with money laundering, wire fraud, conspiracy and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
It sure took them long enough to get around to this crook. He should have been locked up long ago.
As you may remember, Pelosi put him on the Homeland Security Committee even after his crimes were made public; so much for the Democratic promise to "clean up Congress". Which just goes to show you can't trust either party; corruption and greed are bipartisan.