June 4th, 2007
01:24 PM ET
7 years ago

Sources: Rep. Jefferson to be indicted by federal grand jury

Jefferson will be indicted on more than a dozen corruption charges, sources tell CNN.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A federal grand jury Monday is expected to indict Rep. William Jefferson, D-Louisiana, on more than a dozen charges stemming from an investigation into accusations of corruption, sources told CNN.

The indictment is expected to be handed up in an Alexandria, Virginia, courtroom later in the day, the sources said.

Jefferson has denied any wrongdoing. He has been accused of taking bribes on behalf of a telecommunications firm in Kentucky.

Federal prosecutors said $90,000 in cash was found in the congressman's freezer during a search of his Washingon, D.C.-area home in August 2005.

–CNN's Kevin Bohn and Kelli Arena

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  1. Tom W, Dedham, Mass

    Finally a lyin', cheatin' Democrat?? We had one in office for 8 years and while he was screwing around with Monica and MANY others, the USS Cole, World trade center and US Embassies got bombed and he did NOTHING.

    Left it for this current moron to clean up his mess, and I don't mean the dress.

    I know that in Dem's eyes the "Global war on terror" is a bumper sticker, but it grew in power because Billary let it go unimpeded.

    June 5, 2007 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
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