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Democrat rep gets 13 years in prison would you say this is good news?

Former Democratic Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana, infamous for having $90,000 in bribe money hidden in his freezer, was sentenced to 13 years in prison today after being convicted on a slew of federal corruption charges.


Jefferson’s sentence was the harshest ever handed out to a former lawmaker, but Justice Department officials said Jefferson warranted such a severe sanction because of the unprecedented scale of his corruption. Jefferson appeared in court Friday afternoon in a black suit and a red tie, with his five daughters, his wife and his brother.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:04 PM on Nov. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis III , who presided over the trial and sentencing, said that “public corruption is a cancer on the body politic” and later added that “public corruption is a cancer and needs to be surgically removed. “

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29506.html

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:04 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • I think it's a good thing because he did something wrong and immoral. I would think it was a good thing if a Republican did it too. It doesn't matter who does it, if it's illegal, they should be punished.
    SarahLeeMorgan

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 9:07 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Definatley good news for society but bad news for his poor daughters.
    trippyhippy

    Answer by trippyhippy at 9:08 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • I think it's a good thing because he did something wrong and immoral. I would think it was a good thing if a Republican did it too. It doesn't matter who does it, if it's illegal, they should be punished.

    Exactly.
    trippyhippy

    Answer by trippyhippy at 9:08 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • It's always a good day when a corrupt politician has to pay the price. Too many get away with their illegal acts

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:10 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • It's always a good day when a corrupt politician has to pay the price. Too many get away with their illegal acts


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    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 9:19 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • It's always a good day when a corrupt politician has to pay the price. Too many get away with their illegal acts


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    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 9:25 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Bring on Charles Rangel!!
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:42 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • lol grly and plenty of others as well..I will refrain im sure you can figure them out
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:10 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:10 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

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