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Former LA Congressman Gets 13 Years

Former Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for brokering business deals in Africa. Famously, investigators in the case found $90,000 in cash stored in Jefferson’s freezer. Prosecutors had sought a sentence of 30 years.

November 13, 2009 1:05 PM