Saturday, November 14, 2009

DEMOCRAT Dollar Bill Jefferson gets 13 years. DEMOCRAT House Speaker NANCY PELOSI tried to protect this scumbag...


Again, why in the world do people vote democrat? Why?

The sad, embarrassing saga of William “Dollar Bill/Cold Cash” Jefferson came to its ignominious end yesterday in a federal court in Louisiana. The former Congressman, who kept $90,000 in his freezer and once diverted emergency-response resources during Hurricane Katrina to evacuate himself, will serve 13 years in prison for corruption. The judge cut in half the recommended sentence from prosecutors, but still wound up with a longer sentence than most former Representatives:
Former Rep. William Jefferson was sentenced Friday to serve 13 years in prison for what the lead prosecutor described as “the most extensive and pervasive pattern of corruption in the history of Congress.”

While the sentence by federal Judge T.S. Ellis III fell well short of the 27 to 33 years recommended by the government, it is by the far the stiffest jail term ever imposed on a member or former member of Congress for crimes committed while in office. READ MORE...
Jefferson, 62, was found guilty Aug. 6 on 11 charges, including soliciting bribes, depriving citizens of honest service, money laundering and using his office as a racketeering enterprise.

He was acquitted of five other charges in a case that famously featured the revelation that he had hidden $90,000 in the freezer of his home, marked bills from the FBI that prosecutors said was going to be used as a bribe.

This case provided plenty of embarrassment for everyone, including Republicans. Both Denny Hastert and Nancy Pelosi fought to keep the FBI from keeping evidence seized from Jefferson’s office, even though the FBI had a search warrant authorized by a federal judge. They claimed that the House had jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute corruption on Capitol Hill. How did Pelosi do that? By allowing Jefferson to have committee assignments and taking no action against him, even when evidence of his corruption proved inarguable

2 comments:

  1. To quote Nelson: "HAH-HAH!"

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  2. If they arrested all the Jackass tax cheats in this administration AND Congress, they'd have to build a new wing on every prison. Thieving bastards, the lot of them. RANGEL YOU'RE NEXT.

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