A former U.S. congressman was convicted Wednesday of taking bribes in a case in which agents found $90,000 in his freezer.
Former Rep. William Jefferson, a Democrat who had represented parts of New Orleans, was accused of accepting more than $400,000 in bribes and seeking millions more in exchange for brokering business deals in Africa. A federal jury convicted him on 11 of 16 counts, including bribery, racketeering and money laundering.
Interesting conviction, considering the moves various Congresscritters took to distract attention away from Jefferson’s criminal activity. It’s nice to see that a jury of American citizens had better priorities.