Jefferson 11 Palin 0

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    William Jefferson verdict: Guilty on 11 of 16 counts




    ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Former Democratic Congressman William Jefferson was found guilty of 11 of 16 corruption charges today by a federal jury.

    The jury of eight women and four men returned a guilty verdict following five days of deliberatio

    In the 16-count indictment, Jefferson was charged with soliciting bribes and other crimes for a series of schemes in which he helped American businesses broker deals in West African in exchange for payments or financial considerations to companies controlled by members of his family, including his brother Mose, his wife, Andrea, their five daughters and a son-in-law.

    Jefferson, 62, who represented the New Orleans-based 2nd Congressional District for nine terms, will now face sentencing by Judge T.S. Ellis III, who earlier meted out stiff sentences for lesser figures in the case. According to the U.S. attorney's office, Jefferson faced 235 years in prison if convicted on all counts, and will still face substantial prison time.

    Prosecutors asked that Jefferson be held as a flight risk, but the judge allowed him to remain free pending his sentencing scheduled for Oct. 30. A forfeiture hearing will be held Thursday to decide what assets Jefferson will have to surrender.








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    my title should read Jefferson 11 Palin 0
     
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    I don't even get the Palin part.
     
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    Not surprised by the Jefferson verdict. It is about time.
     
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    Thanks for this update, Willow. I was wondering whatever happened to Jefferson and his "cold hard cash". I really thought this was going to be swept under the rug. Good to see that justice prevailed.
     
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    Let me explain:
    Jefferson has been found guilty eleven times.
    Sarah Palin has been found guilty zero times.

    If you still don't understand, print this thread out and have someone read it to you aloud.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    Another thief who betrayed the public trust delt with.

    Good, damn good.
     
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    :lol: Can't believe it even needed an explanation for anyone. :lol:
     

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