Former Representative Jefferson Conviction

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

Mr. Trout 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. 

Representative Jefferson attended the news conference but did not speak. close

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Program ID:
288252-2
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
First Aired:
Aug 5, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 6, 2009

Airing Details

  • Aug 05, 2009 | 9:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 06, 2009 | 6:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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