Monday, June 04, 2007

It's about time...

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.

1 comment:

B&N said...

Hope he gets all of what he is rightfully due.

I just love that the Donks and their base of supporters keep going on with the tripe about how "ethical" they are.

Twits, one and all.

Politicians are all charlatans, and we know this, except for those "true believers" out there. Funny how most of the dolts who are of that stripe are of the Blue variety. I often wonder at how someone can be that hopelessly naive.

I'd love to see this get lots of press coverage, but I'm not holding my breath.