This is another article about ol’ Dollar Bill. His whole family is a bunch of crooks.
“Anyone who happened up pick up a Progressive Democrats ballot in their way to the polls Saturday might want to keep it, for posterity’s sake.
This fall’s election season could mark the beginning of the end for the once-mighty political organization, founded and ruled with an iron fist by embattled U.S. Rep. William Jefferson.
Just check out the group’s track record since August 2005, which started with the stunning raid of Jefferson’s homes in Washington and New Orleans, and ended with the hurricane that forever reshuffled the city’s politics.
Former aide Renee Gill-Pratt, ousted from the City Council.
Sister Betty Jefferson, reelected as 4th District Assessor, but relegated to lame duck status by the voters’ decision to merge the city’s seven assessor offices.
Ally Eddie Jordan, run out of the District Attorney’s Office, in part because of the multi-million dollar racial discrimination judgment that can be traced back to a longtime Jefferson aide.
And now Jefferson’s daughter, state Rep. Jalila Jefferson-Bullock, utterly trounced in her attempt to win the state Senate seat that launched Bill Jefferson’s storied career. Up against fellow freshman legislator Cheryl Gray, Jefferson-Bullock drew just 29 percent of the vote.
That leaves the congressman himself, who was reelected last year despite the cloud over his head, only to be charged in a 16-count federal indictment alleging a set of wide-ranging bribery schemes. Stripped of his committee assignments by a Democratic Congressional leadership obviously embarrassed by his continued presence, Jefferson is scheduled to go on trial in January.
And the extended family’s woes don’t end at the polls.
Jefferson’s brother Mose has not been indicted. But he figures into his brother’s indictment, and he also is a key figure in an unrelated bribery scheme involving former Orleans Parish School Board president Ellenese Brooks-Simms, who has pleaded guilty.
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Billy Jeff cashin' in? Too bad he went the corrupt route and will do time behind bars...