Skip to comments.William Jefferson (Democrat-La.) can find hope in past case (praying for jury blindness)
Posted on 05/27/2006 5:15:44 PM PDT by Libloather
Jefferson can find hope in past case
Friday, May 26, 2006
Lolis Eric Elie
"There are two sides to every story," Congressman William Jefferson said Monday. I doubt anybody would disagree with that general sentiment. But unanimity may have been lost when the New Orleans Democrat tried to apply that platitude to the specifics of his own situation.
We've heard only the FBI's side, but it's pretty compelling. The feds say they have a videotape showing Jefferson accepting a $100,000 bribe. They also say most of that money ended up in Jefferson's freezer.
Two of Jefferson's former associates have pleaded guilty.
Why had Edwards raised the price? "Because he's a greedy little son of a bitch," Delpit allegedly told Marsellus.
Marsellus pleaded guilty. The government played tapes it said proved Delpit was on the take. Delpit admitted he took the money but said there was a misunderstanding.
Delpit said he was operating a reverse sting, trying to ensnare the killer's uncle, whom he suspected of being a drug dealer.
Moreover, according to Delpit, Edwards suspected Marsellus of corruption, so Edwards specifically asked Delpit to investigate. Delpit said he got the idea of doing a reverse sting from watching police shows on TV. But Edwards denied under oath that he had ordered any investigation or sting operation.
Media reports of the time said Delpit's testimony was tearful.
It must have been very moving. Delpit was acquitted.
Delpit, like Jefferson, is black. The six jurors were white. "This is a historic day," Delpit said at the time. "An all-white jury based their decision on the facts and not the color of my skin."
Perhaps the Delpit jury was colorblind. No doubt Jefferson is praying for similar blindness at the federal level.
(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...
An insult to all Ill. used car dealers.
As long as he's on trial from October 1 to November 10 th, I don't care if they let him go. As a matter of fact I hope they do. That way he will serve as an ongoing example of how crooked rats get away with everything. If he is removed from office we'll only get another Black liberal rat in his place,so he'll do nicely instead.
It once looked like OJ was going down.
God forbid if this were a Republican. Let's say Denny Hastert was caught with $90,000 wrapped up like Lasagna in foil and found in his Freezer. The Leftist's in the MSM would have a field day with it. The news would have been plastered everywhere. Every Sunday talk show would be yacking about it. But becasue William Jefferson is a black guy and a democRAT he gets a pass.
...by the way. Was William Jefferson Clinton named after Rep. William Jefferson?
I think they are about the same age.
... I am surprised Slick Willy hasn't said that he was named after him, regardless of age.
Aww, poor Ol' Bill's just a "victim".....he just fell in with the wrong crowd.....other congressmen, said Leno.
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