WASHINGTON - U.S. Democratic Rep. William Jefferson was indicted on Monday on 16 counts that accuse him of soliciting bribes and paying off a Nigerian official, a U.S. Justice Department official said.
The official said the counts charge Jefferson with racketeering, soliciting bribes, fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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Kind of lends a whole new perspective to the "Culture of Corruption", huh Nancy? So much for the Democratic Congress.