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  • “Illusion of Influence”: The Media Moves the Goalpost Again on Biden Corruption Coverage

    08/12/2023 7:30:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Jonathan Turley ^ | August 11, 2023 | Jonathan Turley
    With the new disclosures in the Biden corruption scandal, the media has, again, pivoted to avoid acknowledging the obvious. It now has a new demand before it will fully recognize or report on the scandal. Of course, after long repeating denials of Joe Biden that he ever knew about his son’s foreign business deals, the media must now recognize that Hunter was selling influence and access. So they have added yet another task: show Joe Biden actually accepting money. It is what in literature is called the “impossible task” demand like the Slavic tale of a Tsar ordering a suitor...
  • GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley alleges widespread effort in FBI, Justice Dept to downplay negative information about Hunter Biden

    07/25/2022 6:16:59 PM PDT · by Pollard · 87 replies
    cbs ^ | 7/25/22
    "Highly credible" whistleblowers have come forward to a senior Senate Republican alleging a widespread effort within the FBI to downplay or discredit negative information about President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, according to letters reviewed by CBS News. "The information provided to my office involves concerns about the FBI's receipt and use of derogatory information relating to Hunter Biden, and the FBI's false portrayal of acquired evidence as disinformation," GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley wrote FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland on July 25. "The volume and consistency of these allegations substantiate their credibility and necessitate this letter."...
  • Congressman With Cash In His Freezer Released From Prison Because The Bar For Corruption Is Higher

    12/02/2017 10:04:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies ^ | 12/1/17 | Jack Crowe
    Full title...................Congressman With Cash In His Freezer Released From Prison Because The Bar For Corruption Is Higher Now....................Former Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson was released from prison after serving less than half of his 13-year sentence, due to a Supreme Court ruling that increased the prosecutorial threshold for corruption charges. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III re-sentenced Jefferson, a former Democratic lawmaker, to time served Friday morning after vacating Jefferson’s last remaining conviction, according to The Washington Post. Ellis first sentenced Jefferson in 2009 on corruption charges, but was compelled to reduce the 13-year sentence due to the high court’s reinterpretation...
  • With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office

    01/02/2017 8:33:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 01/02/2017 | Eric Lipton
    WASHINGTON — House Republicans, overriding their top leaders, voted on Monday to significantly curtail the power of an independent ethics office set up in 2008 in the aftermath of corruption scandals that sent three members of Congress to jail. The move to effectively kill the Office of Congressional Ethics was not made public until late Monday, when Representative Robert W. Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced that the House Republican Conference had approved the change. There was no advance notice or debate on the measure. The surprising vote came on the eve of the...
  • Ex-Congressman William Jefferson Wants Sentence Vacated

    10/08/2016 10:55:07 AM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    Federal prosecutors are being ordered to quickly respond to jailed New Orleans congressman William Jefferson's request to have his sentence vacated. Jefferson was convicted in 2009 on fraud charges for promoting American businesses to African leaders in exchange for payments. His attorneys argue his dealings were wrongly defined as "official acts" and should never have been a part of his trial. A federal judge has given prosecutors an October 31st deadline to respond. Jefferson's lawyers acted after the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out the conviction of the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. McDonnell was convicted of corruption in...
  • Dallas' Al Sharpton Gets Caught

    06/04/2012 5:07:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 3, 2012 | Lee Cary
    Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price got caught. He's been a fixture in Dallas politics for decades, quick to label others as racists in response to any slight offense he perceives. This just appeared on a Dallas Fox outlet. Price has long been Dallas' version of Al Sharpton. . . And according to the documents, investigators seized $500,000 in cash from Price's home and monies made from the sale of land in southwest Dallas. . . The documents said the FBI agents used electronic surveillance of bank records, emails, confidential informants, wire taps and undercover officers to gather evidence.
  • Jefferson (11-time FELON-New Orleans) ordered to report to federal prison in Beaumont, Texas

    05/03/2012 6:51:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NOLA ^ | 5/03/12 | Bruce Alpert
    Jefferson ordered to report to federal prison in Beaumont, TexasBy Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune Updated: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 5:29 PM WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, will begin his 13-year prison sentence Friday at the low-security federal prison in Beaumont, Texas, according to two federal law enforcement officials.Judge T.S Ellis III, who revoked Jefferson's $50,000 bail two weeks ago, had given the former nine-term congressman until noon to begin his sentence. Following recommendations from both Jefferson's lawyers and federal prosecutors, Ellis had recommended the former congressman serve his time at a minimum security prison, or prison...
  • William ‘Cold Cash’ Jefferson (D-Frigidaire) must report to the cooler soon

    04/22/2012 5:25:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Michelle | April 20,2012 | Doug Powers
    I’d honestly forgotten that William Jefferson, Democrat, Louisiana, wasn’t already in jail. It’s been about two and a half years since former Louisiana Rep. was sentenced to 13 years in prison for soliciting bribes, money laundering and other assorted crimes, which culminated in the authorities discovering $90,000 in cash in Jefferson’s freezer hidden in boxes of pie crusts and Boca burgers. Jefferson is just now about to begin serving the time: A former Louisiana congressman who infamously was caught with $90,000 in cash hidden in his freezer will have to begin serving a 13-year bribery sentence within the next two...
  • Former Rep. Jefferson to serve sentence in 2 weeks

    04/20/2012 12:43:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2012 | Matthew Barakat - AP
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Louisiana congressman who infamously was caught with $90,000 in cash hidden in his freezer will have to begin serving a 13-year bribery sentence within the next two weeks, a judge ruled Friday. Democrat William Jefferson, who represented parts of New Orleans for nearly 20 years, was convicted and sentenced back in 2009 for taking roughly $500,000 in bribes and seeking millions more in exchange for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa. But he has been free on bond, living in New Orleans while appealing his conviction.
  • William Jefferson (free CONVICTED FELON RAT-La) gets OK to attend funeral for former House colleague

    03/16/2012 4:46:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NOLA ^ | 3/12/12 | Bruce Alpert
    William Jefferson gets OK to attend funeral for former House colleagueBy Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune Updated: Monday, March 12, 2012, 4:14 PM WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, has received court permission to attend Wednesday's funeral for Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J., one of his closest friends when both served on Capitol Hill. The funeral will be held in Newark, N.J, with a public viewing on Tuesday. Payne, 77, died last week after being diagnosed with colon cancer. **SNIP** Ellis gave Jefferson a 13-year sentence - the longest corruption sentence for a member of Congress -- after his 2009 conviction....
  • 10 Politicians and What They Could Be Pitchmen For

    11/11/2010 4:58:43 PM PST · by Bodhi1 · 2 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 11-11-10 | Duane Lester
    Eliot Spitzer / Ashley Madison Why pay for trysts when you can simply set one up for free? It was the money factor that brought Eliot Spitzer down, and if he's classless enough to pay call girls to have sex with him, then he's classless enough for Ashley Madison. Barney Frank / American Cornhole Organization World Championship of Cornhole I don't know if you know it or not, but Barney Frank loves him some cornhole. In fact, I heard that at one time, Barney had some professional cornholers staying at his house. Frank would be a perfect spokesman for the...
  • More than 150 dead chihuahuas found in freezers

    07/24/2009 5:54:12 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 45 replies · 1,302+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | July 25, 2009 | Staff writers
    Police find 112 live chihuahuas Police find 150 dead chihuahuas Started with two dogs four years ago POLICE were shocked to find more than 150 dead dogs packed into a freezer in a US home yesterday. The dogs were found at the home of a “confused and disoriented” man who earlier this week had 112 live dogs – mostly chihuahuas – removed from his Michigan home. Authorities were alerted to the presence of the dogs after neighbours complained about the stench of the place and found chihuahuas “everywhere” in his filthy three-bedroom home. Garbage was piled to the ceiling and...
  • Pet waste removal worker finds $58 in dog poop

    06/15/2010 3:20:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 373+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 15, 2010
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- This is why your mother says to wash your hands after handling money: A St. Louis worker found $58 - packed in dog poop. Steve Wilson works for DoodyCalls Pet Waste Removal.
  • William Jefferson Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison

    11/14/2009 8:49:17 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 10 replies · 445+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-14-09 | Gerry Ashley
    This Just In: William “Cold Cash” Jefferson, former Democratic Representative from Louisiana was sentenced to 13 years in prison today after being convicted on a number of federal corruption charges. Jefferson, you will recall, was infamous for having $90,000 in bribe money hidden in his freezer... ...And to those of you in Congress that haven’t been caught yet… tick-tock…
  • Ex-congressman gets 13 years in freezer cash case - William 'Cold Cash' Jefferson

    11/13/2009 7:19:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,684+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/13/09 | Matthew Barakat - ap
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former Louisiana congressman who famously hid $90,000 cash in his freezer was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for taking bribes, the longest term ever imposed on a congressman for bribery charges. William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans for nearly 20 years, was convicted in August of taking roughly $500,000 in bribes and seeking millions more in exchange for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa. The sentence was still far less than the nearly 30 years prosecutors had sought.
  • Former La. congressman William Jefferson gets 13 years for bribery, racketeering

    11/13/2009 3:05:59 PM PST · by Smogger · 68 replies · 3,820+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/13/2009 | AP
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The former Louisiana congressman who famously hid $90,000 cash in his freezer and was later convicted of federal bribery charges on Friday was sentenced to 13 years in prison.
  • Judge: Ex-US Rep. (Willam 'Cold Ca$h') Jefferson won't get new trial

    09/21/2009 11:39:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 997+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON – A federal judge has denied the request for a new trial by a former Louisiana congressman convicted on corruption charges. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III ruled against a motion by former Rep. William Jefferson on Friday in Alexandria, Va. Jefferson was convicted Aug. 5 on 11 of 16 federal counts for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa after federal agents found cash in his freezer. A jury ruled Jefferson must forfeit roughly $470,000. He later filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation.
  • Convicted U.S. Rep. William Jefferson Files For Bankruptcy

    08/31/2009 9:01:24 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 19 replies · 984+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Aug 31, 2009
    Former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson and his wife, Andrea, have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection as the convicted ex-congressman prepares for a forfeiture hearing in his federal corruption case. William Jefferson was convicted earlier this month in Virginia on 11 of 16 corruption charges. He faces a forfeiture hearing because the jury found that he and his family received $470,000 and more than 30 million shares of stock proceeds as a result of criminal activities. Meanwhile, he and his wife are seeking protection from a handful of creditors. They owe more than $1 million and less than $10 million,...
  • Convicted Gangster Ex-Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) & ACORN Go Way Back

    08/12/2009 5:43:17 PM PDT · by vadum · 1 replies · 288+ views
    American Spectator ^ | August 10, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Birds of a feather flock together.Let the record reflect that convicted gangster William Jefferson, a Democrat who used to represent New Orleans in the U.S. House of Representatives, has (or had might be a better word) ties to the radical activist group ACORN.ACORN and Jefferson weren't exactly bosom buddies, but they did work together.I call Jefferson a gangster, by the way, because last week he was convicted of racketeering.ACORN helped get Jefferson elected years ago.SEIU gave Jefferson's campaign $5,000 in the 2000 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Two of SEIU's locals are part of the ACORN network. Local 100 covers Louisiana....
  • William Jefferson RAT-La legal saga far from over (convicted felon will get congressional pension)

    08/07/2009 9:02:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 574+ views
    NOLA ^ | 8/07/09 | Bruce Alpert
    William Jefferson legal saga far from overby Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune Friday August 07, 2009, 8:08 PM William Jefferson faces daunting challenges on top of the potentially lengthy prison term Judge T.S. Ellis III could impose Oct. 30 for his conviction this week on 11 of 16 corruption charges. The former congressman faces a forfeiture hearing at a yet undetermined date as a result of the jury's finding that he and his family received $470,000 and more than 30 million shares of stock proceeds as a result of criminal activities. He also must deal with a lawsuit in Kentucky brought...