Rep. William Jefferson Indicted

Via CREW, Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson has been indicted on corruption charges. The indictment is here.

Two of his associates have pleaded guilty and turned against him.

Among the charges listed in the indictment, said the official, are racketeering, soliciting bribes, wire fraud, money-laundering, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

....Jefferson is accused of soliciting bribes for himself and his family, and also for bribing a Nigerian official.

Some of TalkLeft's prior coverage is here and here.

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    His reelection (none / 0) (#1)
    by magster on Mon Jun 04, 2007 at 03:59:58 PM EST
    Was one of the few big disappointments last election cycle.  

    Pelosi has to demand his immediate resignation in order for Dems to keep the mantle of corrupt-free government.

    Murtha too (none / 0) (#2)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Mon Jun 04, 2007 at 05:39:38 PM EST

    yes but (none / 0) (#3)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Jun 04, 2007 at 06:26:58 PM EST
     hold your breath..

    After all, he is only a unindicted co-conspirator.


    The diff between dems and repubs (none / 0) (#4)
    by Sailor on Wed Jun 06, 2007 at 03:37:07 PM EST
    The House ordered a speedy internal investigation that could oust indicted Rep. William J. Jefferson from Congress before his bribery trial.

    Mindful of anti-corruption sentiment among voters last November, the House passed two resolutions Tuesday that require the ethics committee to investigate charges more quickly than in the past.

    Jefferson, meanwhile, resigned his seat on the Small Business Committee in response to his indictment on federal charges of taking more than $500,000 in bribes. Democrats already had moved to take that seat from him. Jefferson admitted no wrongdoing.

    The nine-term congressman had few allies among leaders of his own party.

    As opposed to the Dukestir who didn't resign until after he'd pleaded guilty.