In a bribery and racketeering investigation that began before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Rep. William ‘Dollar Bill’ Jefferson (D-La) and his wife were originally implicated. His trial has not yet begun. Now, his brother, his sister, and his niece have been charged with fraud. Apparently not related to the U.S. Representative’s legal troubles, these three family members were charged with . . .
pocketing more than $600,000 in state and federal grant money intended for charitable and educational projects.
The Jefferson’s version of All In The Family is more like the Soprano’s than Archie and Edith. Doesn’t seem to conflict with Nancy Pelosi’s drive to end corruption in Congress either. I guess corruption of or by Democrats are exempt in her administration?
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