Posted: Nov 13, 2009 4:53 PM by Jessica Dunne
Updated: Nov 13, 2009 4:55 PM
Source: Associated Press
Former Louisiana congressman William Jefferson has been sentenced to 13 years for racketeering, and taking bribes. The sentence is far less than the 27 years the prosecution sought.
Prosecutors said he took in nearly $500,000 in exchange for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa.
Jefferson, a Democrat, had represented parts of New Orleans.