Jefferson Update

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Looks like the House Ethics Committee investigation of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) will be postponed until his after he heads to court in January to face indictment on 16 counts including soliciting bribes, money laundering, obstruction of justice, wire fraud, conspiracy, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, to avoid "interfering with the criminal prosecution and related ongoing investigation."

I suppose that clears the Ethics Committee calendar for all the other investigations they've got to do... Jefferson recently won a legal challenge to have some of the privileged documents seized in an FBI raid of his office returned to him, but some will remain in federal custody as part of the ongoing investigation.