Monday, June 4, 2007

Jefferson Indicted


Jeez, it only took two freakin' years to indict this slimeball.

In between the time the Honorable Congresscritter came under very public suspicion and his indictment, he managed to get himself re-elected.

A federal grand jury on Monday indicted Louisiana Democratic Rep. William Jefferson on 16 charges relating to a long-running investigation into bribery, racketeering, obstruction of justice and money laundering.

Calling it a "broad range of serious crimes," federal prosecutors called the case one about "greed, power and arrogance."

"The 16-count indictment alleges a pervasive pattern of self dealings, bribery and corruption by Mr. Jefferson, in violation of his oath of office, of his duty to the United States Congress in which he served, and of the duty to the citizens of the United States," said Chuck Rosenberg, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Given that the Congresscritter was re-elected by some of the voters of the state of Louisiana, and also given that Louisiana's Governor Blanco, and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin totally screwed up during Katrina, I propose that:

1. ALL Federal funds for Louisiana be stopped, forthwith.
2. Louisiana be expelled from the Union.

Both 1 & 2 above on the grounds of laughable incomptetance.

OK, I'm kidding.

Uhhhh... make that "half-kidding".

1 comment:

Moogie said...

The good thing about all of this? He is looking at a 200 year sentence.