A Lady's Ruminations

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


Thursday, June 07, 2007

Pun Intended?

AP: Judge freezes congressman's assets

"Congressman" would be Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) who, one will remember, had stashed a bunch of bribe money in his freezer (oh, yes, and then made the National Guard, right after Hurricane Katrina) drive him to his house to retrieve it---from his freezer).

A forfeiture charge is among the 16 criminal counts Jefferson is facing. Prosecutors have already said they will seek to recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars from Jefferson that they believe he obtained illicitly by peddling his influence to help broker business deals in Africa.

Jefferson is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court.
Wow, 16 criminal counts. "Peddling his influence." And I thought the Democrats were the party of upstanding morals?

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