Former Representative Jefferson Conviction

Officials spoke to reporters about the conviction of Former U.S. Representative William Jefferson on 11 counts of corruption. He was… read more

Officials spoke to reporters about the conviction of Former U.S. Representative William Jefferson on 11 counts of corruption. He was found guilty of using his congressional office as a criminal enterprise to enrich himself, soliciting and accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to support his business ventures in Africa. The jury convicted Representative Jefferson of 11 of 16 counts that included solicitation of bribery, racketeering and money laundering. Jurors acquitted him of three wire fraud counts, obstruction of justice and violating a law barring bribery of foreign officials. close

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  • Dana J. Boente U.S. Attorney Department of Justice->Eastern District of Virginia
  • Joseph Persichini Jr. Assistant Director in Charge (Acting) Federal Bureau of Investigation->Washington Field Office

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Program ID:
288252-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
First Aired:
Aug 5, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 6, 2009

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  • Aug 05, 2009 | 9:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 06, 2009 | 6:48am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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