Jefferson sentenced to 13 years in prison

Former Democratic Congressman William Jefferson of Louisiana, infamous for having $90,000 in bribe money hidden in his freezer, was sentenced to 13 years in prison yesterday after being convicted on a myriad of federal corruption charges. This is a well-deserved sentence, given the extent of Jefferson’s corruption. Jefferson received just over $478K in known bribe money, and investigators have said they are unable to rule out the possibility that Jefferson has more funds secretly stashed away in overseas bank accounts.


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6 thoughts on “Jefferson sentenced to 13 years in prison

  1. It’s really too bad that The. Most. Ethical. Congress. Ever. didn’t have the balls to expel this miscreant along with Conyers, Rangel, and Murtha. But only Republicans are corrupt, right Zack?

    So much for Empress Nancy’s promise to “drain the swamp”.

    1. Matt, if I believed only Republicans were corrupt, I wouldn’t have posted this, nor would I have written, “This is a well-deserved sentence, given the extent of Jefferson’s corruption.”

      Nice try though!

      1. You completely ignored what I stated. I asked why your party’s leadership did not kick this asshole to the curb with the others I mentioned. Pretty sure that’s what the R’s did with Foley, Cunningham, et. al.

        Never once was there any pressure for these dickheads to resign their posts. But you just keep accusing Ryan of “corruption” or whatever strawman you can come up with.

  2. If you want to know why Democrats didn’t kick Jefferson out of Congress, write Nancy Pelosi a letter and ask her, because I don’t speak for Congressional Democrats.

    Oh, and as for Duke Cunningham, he didn’t resign until after pleading guilty to accepting bribes. So much for the R’s kicking him to the curb.

    Since we’re talking about parties kicking members to the curb, I haven’t heard much about Republicans kicking Rick Renzi to the curb, despite the fact that the FBI recently raided one of his wife’s businesses.

    Or what about Sen. David Vitter? Last time I checked, he’s still serving in the United States Senate, despite his own admission that he solicited a prostitute, which the last time I checked is still a crime. Where have Republicans been to kick him to the curb for his criminal behavior?

  3. But, caucus rules dictated Cunningham resigned his committee post while the charges were pending. Peter Hoekstra commenced an extensive investigation into Cunningham the day he was sentenced. Cunningham’s own staffers were shocked at the level of corruption.

    And Rick Renzi? Are you serious? The guy didn’t seek reelection. He resigned his committee post. And, he was ranked the least influential Congressman in his term. You’re telling me there was NO party discipline?

    Vitter? As long as the Democratic Party continues to be the party of Bill Clinton, Barney Frank (with his gay prostitution ring run out of his apartment), and Ted Kennedy, don’t throw stones at that glass house of liberal politician weakness for unlawful carnal knowledge. Honestly though, I could really give two shits if a guy goes searching to pay some strange; he is not violating the trust of the US taxpayer by misusing his funds, just committing sins of the flesh between himself, his spouse, and The Man Upstairs; but I guess that’s just my inner libertarian defending the world’s oldest profession.

    Pelosi promised to rid the corruption out. Yet we still have Rangel(blatant tax cheat chairing the tax-writing committee), Conyers (gettig hauled into the US Attorneys office in Detroit to answer for his crooked ass wife), Murtha (ABSCAM, et. al.) and the rest of the Dozen Donkeys under investigation by the Ethics Committee. Hypocrites, all of them.

  4. The moral of the story is that the U.S. Congress has no shortage of bad (and in some cases illegal) behavior. It’s not exactly a partisan issue. What is partisan is the magnification of the scandal by the opposing party and the minimization by those in the same party, unless they need to save their own skin. It’s no different than what they do on issues and legislation. I believe in the Bible it is phrased as pointing out the speck of sawdust in someone else’s eye but ignoring the plank in your own eye. That’s life I guess.

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