Skip to comments.Time is running out for Bill Jefferson (11-time convicted FELON-LA still walks free)
Posted on 04/06/2012 7:08:01 AM PDT by Libloather
Time is running out for Bill Jefferson
Published: Sunday, April 01, 2012, 6:37 AM
By James Gill - The Times-Picayune
Legal experts cited by the paper say federal prosecutors may now ask trial judge T.S. Ellis III to lock Dollar Bill up. Those experts are not exactly going out on a limb, considering that prosecutors opposed bail for William Jefferson in the first place. Now that an appeals court panel in Virginia has resoundingly and unanimously upheld Jefferson's conviction on all but one of 11 counts, prosecutors would be remiss if they didn't urge immediate consignment to the pen.
The experts are about due to get one right. The confident consensus, when Jefferson was found guilty 31 months ago, was that he would not be allowed to remain at large. Ellis famously abhors crooked government officials, and Jefferson earned for New Orleans the distinction of giving Congress the most brazen thief in its annals.
But Jefferson had some pretty fancy lawyers, who claimed that his particular brand of sleaze was not covered by the statute under which was indicted. So Ellis was persuaded that an appeal had a chance of success and Jefferson was not hauled off, although he has to wear a monitoring device and cannot stray outside the Eastern District of Louisiana without dispensation.
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Isn’t he one of Holder’s people? There’s a reason that Justice isn’t pushing this.
William Jefferson, DemocRAT, Louisiana.
I think he was the one with a freezer full of cash/bribes.
Yes, that’s the one.
The (a) person convicted of bribing him has already served his (several year) sentence in prison.
I’d like to know specifically how this criminal is still out walking around.
He's a democrat.
....and it's very likely that he's not on The 0's cabinet right now only because he's not a big enough thief to fit in with the rest of those bums.
Put some ice on it.
The same reason that Corzine is walking around free after lying to Congress and pocketing Millions....For Democrats criminal behavior is SOP.
“Id like to know specifically how this criminal is still out walking around
He’s a democrat.
More than that, he one of “Holder’s People.” The good news is that the longer he stays out the older he will be when he gets out, if he ever does, once he goes in. Fitting end for this creep!
From the archives, COLD AS ICE =
‘Cold Cash’ Jefferson must be thawing out some of the ‘freezer cash’ and spreading it around. Hopefully they’ll get his carcus in the prison system before too long.