June 4, 2007

I’M SURPRISED IT TOOK THIS LONG:

A federal grand jury will issue an indictment today against U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, accusing the New Orleans Democrat of multiple counts of bribery in connection with a web of business deals in Africa, a federal official said. . . .

The indictment pulls back the cover on a government investigation that became public when the FBI raided the congressman’s Capitol Hill townhouse in August 2005, finding $90,000 stashed in his freezer. Prosecutors say the cash was part of the $100,000 that an informant had handed Jefferson days earlier in a northern Virginia parking garage.

I wonder how many other members of Congress may figure in this investigation.

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