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Ex-congressman on trial over freezer cash, bribery (William 'Cold Cash' Jefferson)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/16/09 | AP

Posted on 06/16/2009 9:12:21 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Opening statements are scheduled in the trial of a former Louisiana congressman charged with bribery after federal agents found $90,000 in cash in his freezer.

The case is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va.

William Jefferson is accused of soliciting bribes, racketeering, money laundering and other crimes. Jefferson represented parts of New Orleans until losing re-election last year.

Prosecutors say he received more than $500,000 and sought millions more for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: coldcash; congressman; corrupt; corrupticrats; culture; cultureofcorruption; democrat; dollarbill; freezer; jefferson; louisiana; trial; williamjefferson

1 posted on 06/16/2009 9:12:31 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

William (Cold Cash) Jefferson must be a Democrat because AP “forgot” to mention his Party affiliation six times in the opening paragraphs.


2 posted on 06/16/2009 9:15:39 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I hope he rots in jail for life.


3 posted on 06/16/2009 9:15:51 AM PDT by BellStar (It is not who votes. It's who counts the votes.)
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To: BellStar

Nice to see FR is back. I couldn’t access anything except homepage. On a day like this (lots of news) I was jonesing.


4 posted on 06/16/2009 9:17:12 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Prince Arugula and Lady Armpit, AKA BO & MO are driving me batty!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I like the substitution of the generic “congressman” as opposed to the clearer Democrat.


5 posted on 06/16/2009 9:19:15 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Obadiah

Hmmmm....wondering when Obama will fire the prosecuter?


6 posted on 06/16/2009 9:20:28 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: PghBaldy

5 hours missing - what happened?


7 posted on 06/16/2009 9:22:32 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (It doesn't matter who votes for whom, it matters who counts the votes. Joe Stalin)
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To: BellStar
I hope he rots in jail for life.

Fat chance.

I predict he will be elected to public office again in the future, regardless of the outcome of the trial.

8 posted on 06/16/2009 9:25:06 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possiblity of failure.)
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To: Obadiah
William (Cold Cash) Jefferson must be a Democrat because AP “forgot” to mention his Party affiliation six times in the opening paragraphs.

The version posted now says "Democrat" in the second sentence. It says, "Opening statements started Tuesday in the trial of William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans."

9 posted on 06/16/2009 9:30:47 AM PDT by BAW (Fire David Letterman)
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To: Obadiah
He was known as Dollar Bill Jefferson before he was Cold Cash.
10 posted on 06/16/2009 9:32:17 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

‘dollar bill’ .. Keyword updated.. Thanks! ;-)


11 posted on 06/16/2009 9:34:02 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Obadiah

I checked the link and found “Democrat” in the second paragraph....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090616/ap_on_re_us/us_jefferson_trial

By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press Writer Matthew Barakat, Associated Press Writer – 23 mins ago

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Prosecutors say a Louisiana congressman was more than $60,000 in debt during the time he is accused of concocting a series of bribery schemes.

Opening statements started Tuesday in the trial of William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans. Federal agents found $90,000 in cash in his freezer, and he is charged with soliciting bribes, money laundering and other crimes.


12 posted on 06/16/2009 9:42:54 AM PDT by ak267
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To: NormsRevenge

I still wanna know what the National Guard helped him rescue from his house after Katrina!


13 posted on 06/16/2009 10:35:22 AM PDT by Roccus (The Capitol, the White House, the Court House...........America's Axis of Evil)
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To: TChris
"Fat chance.

I predict he will be elected to public office again in the future, regardless of the outcome of the trial.

Can you say: "Marion Barry"? I knew you could!

14 posted on 06/16/2009 10:41:59 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: Obadiah; 1010RD

Y’all need to go read the article at the link. Amazingly, the AssPress mentions WillieJeff’s political affiliation in the second paragraph.


15 posted on 06/16/2009 10:49:04 AM PDT by upchuck (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office.)
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To: upchuck

Didn’t I just prove how imporant the headline is?

Who has time to actually read the article?

Plus, they buried it in the second paragraph!


16 posted on 06/16/2009 10:55:42 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., makes a statement at Washington's National Airport on his way to Switzerland. (AP Photo)

" This is racism---pure and simple. I am totally
innocent. As a compassionate and tolerant Democrat,
I was just helping out a distinguished foreign dignitary."

"See, I got this email from Nigerian Gen Kachinga Cheatchusuckah. He had a problem."

" Now, as soon as Gen Cheatchusuckah transfers Idi Amin's
secret Ugandan gold reserves from a Swiss bank vault to a
refrigerated truck I leased............."

17 posted on 06/16/2009 2:41:07 PM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Opening statements are scheduled in the trial of a former Louisiana congressman charged with bribery after federal agents found $90,000 in cash in his freezer.
Oh, how farfetched are these allegations. ;')
18 posted on 06/16/2009 3:24:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: BBell

Any relation to Creflo Dollar, like maybe kissing cousins, or something?

Cold Dollar, and hot dollar. Which one is which?

19 posted on 06/16/2009 9:56:30 PM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: SunkenCiv

Fetched all the way from the fridge!


20 posted on 06/16/2009 9:57:18 PM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: BlueDragon

That money was his, he did a favor for it fair and square. Or maybe it was just a cache of rebate cash, acquired over the years by sending in proofs of purchase. Probably “Green Giant” brand...


21 posted on 06/17/2009 2:59:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hard earned carbon credits.


22 posted on 06/17/2009 3:03:10 PM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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To: MaxMax

Well, he’s movin’ on up.


23 posted on 06/17/2009 3:49:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

Some people should have just stuck with collecting Green Stamps down at the Piggly Wiggly...


24 posted on 06/17/2009 7:57:57 PM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: BlueDragon

:’) Careful about the use of “Piggly Wiggly”, it’s probably offensive to Muzzies. And it’s only a matter of time before Jefferson “converts”.


25 posted on 06/18/2009 6:56:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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