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“Cold Cash” Jefferson jury selection underway

Yet more evidence that political corruption pervades the party that planned to “drain the swamp,” as the dishonest Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it.

Here’s a taste of Michelle Malkin’s latest column laying out the case.

Cold cash, hot Democrat mess

Remember William “Cold Cash” Jefferson? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Clean-Up Crew hope you’ve forgotten. Jefferson is the former Louisiana congressman caught with gobs of money in his freezer nearly four years ago in an FBI sting. He finally went on trial this week on a multitude of federal bribery and racketeering charges.

Refresher: FBI agents confronted Jefferson with video showing him accepting $100,000 in marked bills from a government informant. Prosecutors say he took the money to bribe a Nigerian official in a business deal. “We got to motivate him real good,” Jefferson told the informant, according to a Justice Department transcript. “He’s got a lot of people to pay off.”

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June 10, 2009 - Posted by | Corruption | , , , ,

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