Translated from the Cajun/Creole, Jefferson actually said:
" This is racism---pure and simple. I am totally innocent. Look, I had 90 large ones in my freezer because, as a compassionate and tolerant Democrat, I was helping out a distinguished foreign dignitary."
"What happened was I got an email from Nigerian General Kachinga Cheatchusuckah, who had a problem. When Gen Cheatchusuckah transfers Idi Amin's secret Ugandan gold reserves from a Swiss bank vault to a refrigerated truck I leased, it will all make sense."
Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., makes a statement at Washington's National Airport on his way to Switzerland. (AP Photo)
Nigerian General Kachinga Cheatchusuckah