William Jefferson

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Sweet 16?

Embattled Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) was indicted a few hours ago on 16 different counts including allegations of racketeering, solicitation of bribes, honest services wire fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, violating the foreign corrupt practices act, and conspiracy.


"Dollar Bill's" Best Shot

I'm no campaign consultant but this doesn't strike me as the strongest message on which to rest one's re-election hopes.

When in Doubt, Deny Everything

As speculation on a possible indictment warms up for Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA), the Vice President of Nigeria weighs in saying he never took bribes from the congressman.


Rep. William Jefferson should resign

Here is the text of the email we sent to our most active members in Louisiana today calling on Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) to resign:



I am writing to our active members in Louisiana so that you’re the first to know that we’re calling on Rep. William Jefferson, Democrat of Louisiana, to resign from office.


Ethics Panel to Open Bribery Investigations

The House ethics committee, consumed by partisan bickering for the last sixteen months, will finally begin its probe of bribery charges against Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) and Rep.

Another scandal

A former top aide to Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) has pled guilty today to "aiding and abetting the bribery of a public official and conspiracy" according to AP.

This has no place in Congress. Rep. Jefferson ought to come clean.

"Summertime, and the Living is..." Sleazy.

Something in the air seems to have politicians across the country behaving badly, according to the Associated Press.

"Ohio Gov. Bob Taft is hardly the only politician these days to be hit by scandal. He's just the only one to admit he was wrong," Andrew Taylor writes. "House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, is fighting ethics charges. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is too. And two federal lawmakers are under investigation over financial dealings. "