And I’m pleased he was found to be so. Corruption doesn’t care what political party a person belongs to. This time, it was a corrupt Democrat who got caught. There were certainly plenty of Republicans who were similarly caught in the past few years. But the story of William Jefferson is fairly bizarre.
Rep. Jefferson took more than $400,000 in bribes and was seeking millions of dollars more in order to broker business deals in Africa. The bizarre part? FBI agents found $90,000 in his Washington home’s freezer. That’s one way of keeping your cash cold.
Interestingly, the judge in the case allowed Jefferson to remain free on bond, despite possible connections to Africa which could entice him to flee the country. That would be a big slap in the face of American Justice.