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Friday, November 13, 2009

Former Democratic U.S. Rep. William Jefferson sentenced to 13 years in prison

Former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction last summer on 11 counts of corruption.
There is no punitive fine but he will have to pay $1,100 in special assessments.
Jefferson did not speak in court on advice of his counsel.
The case against the former nine-term Louisiana congressman included allegations of influence-peddling and the discovery of $90,000 in cash in his freezer. Jefferson's family was in the courtroom when District Judge T.S. Ellis handed down the sentence.
He had faced up to 150 years in prison. (Source CNN)

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