Indictment Sought Against Rep. Jefferson
Sources Say Corruption Charges To Be Brought Against Democratic Congressman
Jefferson has been under vestigation for allegedly accepting $100,000 from a telecommunications businessman, $90,000 of which was later recovered in a freezer in the congressman's Louisiana home.
(CBS) Sources tell CBS News that authorities are seeking an indictment against Congressman William Jefferson, D-La., on more than a dozen counts involving public corruption.
Jefferson has been the subject of a ongoing probe in which FBI agents allegedly found more than $90,000 in cash in his freezer.
(CBS) Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., has been indicted on 16 counts stemming from a 16-month corruption investigation, CBS News has learned.
The 94-page indictment, handed up in the Eastern District of Virginia, includes charges of racketeering, solicitation of bribes, wire fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.