Skip to comments.(RAT) William Jefferson should serve his 13-year sentence in a minimum-security prison, judge says
Posted on 04/28/2012 7:38:07 PM PDT by Libloather
William Jefferson should serve his 13-year sentence in a minimum-security prison, judge says
By Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012, 10:11 PM
Alexandria, Va. -- Former Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, must report to prison by May 4 to begin serving his 13-year sentence on bribery and public corruption charges, more than two years after he was convicted and almost seven years after news of a federal investigation of his dealings became public. Judge T.S. Ellis III rejected a motion Friday by Jefferson's lawyer, Robert Trout, and supported by lead prosecutor Mark Lytle, that Jefferson be allowed to wait until the Bureau of Prisons assigns him to a specific facility, a process that usually takes 30 to 90 days.
After 2½ years of freedom, Ellis said, it is time for Jefferson to go prison.
Ellis had allowed Jefferson to remain at liberty since his November 2009 sentencing while he appealed his conviction and the longest-ever corruption sentence for a congressional member. He ordered Jefferson to report to the U.S. Marshal's Service in New Orleans in two weeks if he hasn't received a prison assignment by then.
Ellis recommended the former nine-term congressman be assigned to a minimum-security prison, also known as a federal prison camp.
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William Jefferson ordered to report to prison by May 4
The 13-year-sentence Ellis gave Jefferson, now 65, was the longest ever in a corruption case for a member of Congress, but less than half of what prosecutors had sought.
How about 13 years for William Jefferson Clinton?
Also known as 'Country Club' prisons.
Also ‘Club Feb’.
Ahem, ‘Club Fed’, dummy!
Why not just send him to Rep. Charles Rangel’s Dominican villa?
I heard that Blago needs company.
inmates vacationers can wear high-end Italian made suits and are joined with their wives and family for dinner! William "Cold Cash" Jefferson can even find time enjoying himself on Eglin's 18 course links for extra relaxation. The life of Riley. :-)
He belongs in Federal “Pound Me In The A—” Prison.
Obama is going to pardon him, no question.
Lighter than he deserves, and surely lighter than you or I would get for similar crimes. But I figure 13 years is better than nothing (or house arrest, etc.). There’s also the possibility that at his age, and with his alleged health issues, 13 years could end up being a life sentence.
Louisiana politicians just love to steal! Edwin Edwards gets out. William Jefferson goes in.
He will have to book his own tee time though.
In my view you’re right.