Sep 8, 2006

Defrosting Rep. Jefferson...

Exec. Gets 7 Years for Congressman Bribe

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A Kentucky businessman who admitted paying more than $400,000 in bribes to a Louisiana congressman was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in prison.

Vernon Jackson, 54, of Louisville, is a key figure in the federal investigation of Rep. William Jefferson, D-La. The chief executive of the telecommunications firm iGate Inc. said he paid the bribes to gain the congressman's help in obtaining business deals in Africa.

The bribes paid by Jackson, including stocks and cash paid to a company controlled by Jefferson's family, had a value of $400,000 to $1 million, according to court records.

The congressman has not been charged but court records allege the FBI caught Jefferson on videotape taking a $100,000 cash bribe from an FBI informant who agreed to have her conversations with the congressman taped. Most of that money later turned up in a freezer in Jefferson's home. <more>

Until I am blue in the face...just say "No, thank you!" to graft.

21 Comments:

Blogger t said...

Slick...both of ya heehee

Also at the top of the hour:

US Wants to Collect More Passenger and Fingerprint Data

Senate panel finds no prewar Iraq-Qaeda link

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Not really news to this crowd! G'Night

10:20 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Well, well, well, Jackson is convicted from graft... And dollar bill Jefferson is hosed. it is a matter of time when Jefferson is fitted for his orange jumpsuit.

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.forbes.com/entrepreneurs/
entresales/feeds/ap/2006/09/07/
ap3000579.html

President Bush's support proved insufficient to push a bill authorizing his warrantless wiretapping program through the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.

Sen. Arlen Specter, the committee's chairman, said the bill stalled because of election-year obstructionism.

"We have seen the incipient stage of filibuster by amendment," the Pennsylvania Republican testily declared as he called off a vote to move his bill to the Senate floor. "Filibuster by speech, filibuster by amendment. Obstructionism."

The target of his ire was Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., who spoke against the bill for about a quarter of the panel's two-hour meeting and offered four amendments. Feingold, a possible presidential candidate, said Specter's bill would give the White House too much power to eavesdrop without a warrant in some circumstances.

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Way to go, Sen. Feingold! The only deserving to run for Prez. Well, maybe Mr. Fitz too.

10:44 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Another one bites the dust...

next!

11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do states have to buy their national guard equipment or does it come out of the DOD's billions they are getting?

I read that most of the states' equipment needs replaced from being used in Iraq. A lot of stuff is broken down over there now, is this true?

11:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://whatpissesyouoff.com/bbs/
showthread.php?t=25613

12:07 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

Howard Dean has questioned who funded 40 million to the ABC 9/11 TV movie. This may shed light to who is behing the promoting and producing the movie and why.

Discover the Secret Right-Wing Network Behind ABC's 9/11 Deception

Good night! Biloxi out!

12:28 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Jefferson should be glad they found the money he might have cooked it by mistake.

1:23 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

This money was for no gumbo, lock him away!

First embarassment in a while to get the slammer from here, let it continue! New Orleans could use a little cleansing, trust me. :)

Another one bites the dust....

SPB: Thanks for that link, I hadn't heard about the 40mil. Interesting, and typical, indeed...

5:53 AM  
Anonymous Krispy Kremes said...

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
how I wonder why they are...


... "shopping" in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and a dozen other surrounding countries.

There are literally thousands of "field officers" hell bend on boosting the local economies there (buying, of course, souvenirs on "culture tours" - when they are not busy looking for group members gone astray).

"Major reported she had been kidnapped"

By LEILA SARALAYEVA, Associated Press Writer


http://news.yahoo.com/
s/ap/20060909/ap_on_re_as/
kyrgyzstan_missing_major;
_ylt=Au4z5F4bJCs6AN7MMFCmU.Ss0NUE;_ylu=
X3oDMTA3OTB1amhuBHNlYwNtdHM-


Dream Soldier:

If you REALLY want to know about Leo Wanta, please contact Jan Morton Heger.

(Please wait before asking him, tho. After he has been extradicted from Ireland - and before he has to move there first. Apparently he doesn't know the newest legal status of Ireland concerning extradicting US citizens back to the US.)

7:07 AM  
Anonymous e said...

Until I am blue in the face...just say "No, thank you!" to graft.

the mantra for DC

blanket concepts, nepotism need to go

7:23 AM  
Blogger t said...

Good Morning JB's,

Exercise your typing fingers, Sept and Oct should prove interesting months for bloggers...looking FW to it ;-)


The msm is still spinning PlameGate-see LA Times- but they seem to have backed off of Fitz- for the time being.

RR email me if you have anything for bob or cliff. Partys tonight, heehee

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many mass graves do you think there are in Iraq now? As many as Bush said there were pre-MISSION ACCOMPLISHED?? And when the U.S. lets a terrorist arms dealer fly weapons into Iraq, do you not think he would supply both sides?

Must get those bases built, need more money please---more wars, more killing, more insanity. Our sons and daughters pay the price, innocent people pay the price for their "liberation" but who benefits?

9:37 AM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Well, at least Gov. Licenses-for-Bribes Ryan will not be lonely for too long after he reports to the pokey. There are so many other people who could be joining him soon!!!

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.deepblacklies.co.uk/
remote_behavioral_techology.htm

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.scholastic.com/
aboutscholastic/job/defensefund.htm

The Scholastic Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Fellows program introduces college students to the publishing world through an intensive internship that takes place at Scholastic headquarters in New York City. The program is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to promote diversity in the publishing industry.

Open to current college students and graduating college seniors, the Fellows program provides students with hands-on experience with the company’s Trade Publishing division. Fellows gain exposure to various aspects of the business, including the areas of editorial, design, marketing, and promotion. In addition to the work experience, Fellows are immersed in a rigorous pre-professional curriculum specifically designed to hone business leadership skills. Fellows are assigned a corporate mentor for work management and professional coaching.

Oh, the tangled webs. The Weekly Reader gave it away in 2004.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

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11:25 AM  
Blogger Oregon Senator Gordon Smith said...

Well...I guess this sad commentary about corporate government, reminds us that the scope of corruption knows no bounds. Here is congressman William Jefferson, Democrat-La, using his position to promote the business of his friend, and accepting large amounts of money to do so. "We The People" must be informed about our local leaders, and replace corrupted office holders with honest and legitimate government.

12:05 PM  
Blogger just say no to fascism said...

Yeah, the corrupt keep getting taken down.
But has everybody forgotten Abramoff and all the Republicans caught in that corruption net?
Count on it being brought up time and again before the November elections.
Vote the Republican incumbents out in November!!

12:25 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

t,

I do have something for Bob & Cliff actually....a very important something.

I will pass the information on to you.

Jefferson is going down big-time, graft corruption charges all the way to the federal pen.

Can Jefferson please join that corrupt Conrad Burns?

Both of them need to be indicted and fitted for a jumpsuit, now that the case has closed on the Bob Ney, Tom Delay graft machine at this point....

9-11 is a treason beyond words, and you can bet, that yes Kathleen and GEF...On September 11 the people will stand up, and be heard and the conspiracy theory will turn to conspiracy fact.

We know those damn neocons did the deed with help of foreign government.....they need to go down, and we need to hold an international tribunal in New York City.

How many days until the 11th?

3:00 PM  
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