Cold Cash Case: Ex-Lawmaker's Trial Begins

A four-year saga comes to a head today as government prosecutors bring their case against Democratic former congressman William Jefferson, who stands charged with 16 felonies including bribery, racketeering, obstruction of justice and money laundering. Jefferson – best known for having kept over $90,000 in cash in his freezer – represented for nearly two decades the Louisiana district that includes New Orleans. Bucking a trend, Jefferson actually won re-election in 2006 even after the news...Full Story
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