Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Jury Sees Video Of Congressman Accepting Cash
Jefferson accused of taking $400,000 in bribes to broker business deals.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - From four different angles, jurors saw a former Louisiana congressman accept a suitcase filled with $100,000 on videos played in court Tuesday.
The July 2005 handoff of the suitcase from an FBI cooperating witness to former Rep. William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans, is one of the key pieces of evidence in the ongoing bribery trial of Jefferson. He's accused of accepting more than $400,000 in bribes in exchange for brokering business deals in Africa.
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My Comment: This guy is going to jail unless there is one juror who believes that he is innocent.