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Ex-Rep. Jefferson Sentenced to 13 Years for Bribery – FOXNews.com

November 13, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

No.  It can’t be.  Every time a corrupt democrat is jailed, the terrorists win!  Don’t you understand?  You must all be racists!

The former Louisiana congressman who famously hid $90,000 cash in his freezer following an FBI bribery sting was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday, the longest term ever imposed on a congressman convicted of bribery.

Prosecutors wanted the 62-year-old William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans, to serve at least 27 years in prison. The defense wanted less than 10 years and hoped Jefferson could remain free on bond while he appeals his conviction.

Jefferson said nothing in court after he was sentenced. He was convicted in August of 11 counts, including bribery and racketeering. Prosecutors at his two-month trial said he took roughly $500,000 in bribes and sought millions more. He was acquitted of five other charges, including the one most closely associated with the money in his freezer.

Ex-Rep. Jefferson Sentenced to 13 Years for Bribery – FOXNews.com

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