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Congressman from NO caught taking bribe

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posted on May, 22 2006 @ 08:53 AM
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The FBI revealed Sunday that Rep. William Jefferson, under investigation for bribery, was videotaped accepting $100,000 in $100 bills from an FBI informant whose conversations with the lawmaker also were recorded. Agents later found the cash hidden in his freezer, according to a court document released Sunday.

At one meeting captured on audiotape, Jefferson chuckles about writing in code to keep secret what the government contends was his corrupt role in getting his children a cut of a communications company's deal for work in Africa.


Some people are clamoring to "clean house" in Congress during the next election cycle but if these guys keep completing "business as normal", they may put themselves out of a job without the help of the American people.

For any future politicians out there, a word of advice:

If you are going to use secret code to keep track of your illegal business deals, keep your mouth shut or it completely negates the secrecy of your records.

JDub




posted on May, 25 2006 @ 04:11 PM
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i tried starting a topic about this same incident and it seems most people dont care too much about it which is deplorable. this guys is a clown and needs so be thrown out on his butt, but congress and now the President are all trying to come to his aid.

just goes to show that good honest politicians in todays governement are scarse as hens teeth.

check out this artical how the president is helping this scumbag out :

www.cnn.com...



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 08:08 PM
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TR -

Thank you for your reply.

No, even the story on ATSNN didn't get a whole lot of play with this subject. That's okay, though. I put the story up to spread the word about another corrupt politician and I am happy that the thread got a few hits so that, if someone were not aware of it before, they are now.

I think that people do care about this type of thing, there just isn't much that they (or I) can do about it at the grassroots level.

I have been watching the news coverage today about this event and it sickens me. It seems that they want to seal the files for 30 or 45 days for a "cooling off" period for all involved, but I don't think that that is what is needed.

Oh, well. I have my Senators and Congressmen on speed dial.

Again, thank you for your reply.

JDub





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