Skip to comments.Mose Jefferson dies after battle with cancer (Criminal brother of Billy Jeff FELON-LA)
Posted on 05/13/2011 6:01:20 AM PDT by Libloather
Mose Jefferson dies after battle with cancer
Reported by: WIRE and STAFF reports
Last Update: 5/12 8:16 pm
Mose Jefferson, political operative and brother of former Rep. William Jefferson, died after a battle with cancer, according to attorney Mike Fawer.
Mose Jefferson was serving a 10-year federal prison sentence at North Carolina's Butner Federal Medical Center after being convicted of bribery. He passed away at 3 p.m.
Jefferson was scheduled to stand trial on racketeering conspiracy charges, but that trial was pushed back because of his illness.
Jefferson's sister, former New Orleans tax assessor Betty Jefferson, and her daughter, Angela Coleman, pleaded guilty in the case in February 2010 and are cooperating with prosecutors.
William Jefferson, who was voted out of office in 2009, was convicted last year of corruption charges in an unrelated case in Virginia. He was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison, but remains free while his appeal is pending.
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Billy Jeff is an 11-time felon but has yet to serve one day.