A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The FBI Investigating?

Yesterday, I wrote a post about William Jefferson, D-LA, using the National Guard to go back to his home in New Orleans, while people were still trapped.

Today, I was listening to Rush talk about the story.

Apparently Jefferson is under FBI investigation.

Rush has a link to this story from the NO Times-Picayune.

Mike Fawer said the Aug. 3 raids on Jefferson's Washington and New Orleans homes, his office and his car have all the markings of an undercover sting operation.

The FBI has declined to comment on the investigation and so far has refused to supply Jefferson with the affidavits that supported the search warrants, which would shed light on what investigators are pursuing.

A source who has seen the warrants told The Times-Picayune that the government is seeking information about possible African business dealings, a company that lists Jefferson's wife as a director, and connections between Jefferson and a small technology company, iGate Inc., in Louisville, Ky. The Washington Post has reported that a sting had been in the works for a year and that the FBI raid found a large amount of cash in Jefferson's freezer.
Rush also includes links to other articles.