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    Jefferson Gets 13 Years

    Jefferson Gets 13 Years

    Former Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) was sentenced today to 13 years in federal prison for his conviction on corruption charges.

    Jefferson Gets 13 Years | Talking Points Memo

    Slam ! The bars clink shut on Mr. 90-thou in the freezer Jefferson.

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    Ex-congressman Jefferson receives 13 years in prison

    Ex-congressman Jefferson receives 13 years in prison -- latimes.com

    William Jefferson, the former U.S. congressman caught with $90,000 in marked currency stuffed in his freezer, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for using his office to solicit bribes.

    U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Virginia, today sentenced Jefferson, more than three months after a federal jury here found him guilty on 11 of 16 counts. He had faced as many as 20 years on each conviction.
    Glad to see this guy is getting the punishment he deserves.
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    Re: Ex-congressman Jefferson receives 13 years in prison

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Ex-congressman Jefferson receives 13 years in prison -- latimes.com



    Glad to see this guy is getting the punishment he deserves.
    I hate corrupt politicians of any party. To my mind, he got off easy.
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    Re: Jefferson Gets 13 Years

    1 down and few dozen more to go.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Ex-congressman Jefferson receives 13 years in prison

    I, too, am glad to see him sentenced. Now comes the big question - will he pull a Traficant when he gets out and try to make a comeback?

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    Re: Ex-congressman Jefferson receives 13 years in prison

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I, too, am glad to see him sentenced. Now comes the big question - will he pull a Traficant when he gets out and try to make a comeback?
    I think of that as a "Marion Barry".
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    Re: Jefferson Gets 13 Years

    You have got to wonder...

    Jefferson.. black and a Democrat gets convicted for taking 500k in bribes.... 13 years

    Cunningham.. white and a Republican gets convicted for 2.4 million in bribes plus everything for wire fraud, to tax evasion and he gets 8 years...

    Why the huge difference? Does pleading guilty really give 5 years off on a vastly larger bribery case?
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    Re: Jefferson Gets 13 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    You have got to wonder...

    Jefferson.. black and a Democrat gets convicted for taking 500k in bribes.... 13 years

    Cunningham.. white and a Republican gets convicted for 2.4 million in bribes plus everything for wire fraud, to tax evasion and he gets 8 years...

    Why the huge difference? Does pleading guilty really give 5 years off on a vastly larger bribery case?
    Dollar Bill got more time because he's black. Being Democrat had nothing to do with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Dollar Bill got more time because he's black. Being Democrat had nothing to do with it.
    So you are saying that it was a race thing?
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    Re: Ex-congressman Jefferson receives 13 years in prison

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Ex-congressman Jefferson receives 13 years in prison -- latimes.com



    Glad to see this guy is getting the punishment he deserves.
    There is some justice in this world...........
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