William Jefferson has been found guilty of 11 of 16 charges in the bribery case against him.

From Reuters:

In a search of his residence, FBI agents said they had found the $90,000 in a freezer.

Jefferson faces up to 150 years in prison and could face forfeiture of payments totaling $456,000, plus stock certificates, according a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Virginia, where Jefferson was tried. Jefferson can appeal his conviction.

The former congressman was not taken into custody.

I hope this doesn’t end up with just a slap on the wrist. Corruption needs to be punished.

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