Congress Need Cash?
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#1 Jul 25, 2013
http://www.rollcall.com/50richest/the-50-rich... . Just Saying!
#2 Jul 25, 2013
Why do you think they work so hard to become politicians... it's like cash and carry.
One congressman ( forget his name) a few years ago had a few million dollars wrapped up in aluminium foil and stashed away in his freezer.
When the F.B.I searched his house they asked him what the foil wrapped stuff was, he replied 'meat' they took a look see and it was a few million dollars...busted...just saying.
Since: May 13
#3 Jul 25, 2013
William J. Jefferson
He was Louisiana's first black congressman since the end of Reconstruction.
He was a progressive Democrat
William Jennings "Bill" Jefferson (born March 14, 1947) is a former American politician from the U.S. state of Louisiana. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for nine terms from 1991 to 2009 as a member of the Democratic Party. He represented Louisiana's 2nd congressional district, which includes much of the greater New Orleans area. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Jeffe...
WASHINGTON — Former Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.), who gained national attention after federal agents found $90,000 in his freezer, was convicted Wednesday of political corruption.
Jefferson, 62, was found guilty in federal court in Alexandria, Va., of 11 of 16 criminal counts including bribery, racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud. He faces more than 20 years in prison.
The investigation began in mid-2005, after an investor alleged $400,000 in bribes were paid through a company maintained in the name of Jefferson's spouse and children. The money came from a tech company named iGate, Inc., of Louisville, Kentucky, and in return, it is alleged, Jefferson would help iGate's business. Jefferson was to persuade the U.S. Army to test iGate's broadband two-way technology and other iGate products; use his efforts to influence high-ranking officials in Nigeria, Ghana, and Cameroon; and meet with personnel of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, in order to facilitate potential financing for iGate business deals in those countries.
On 30 July 2005, Jefferson was videotaped by the FBI receiving $100,000 worth of $100 bills in a leather briefcase at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Arlington, Virginia. Jefferson told an investor, Lori Mody, who was wearing a wire, that he would need to give Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar $500,000 "as a motivating factor" to make sure they obtained contracts for iGate and Mody's company in Nigeria.
A few days later, on 3 August 2005, FBI agents raided Jefferson's home in Northeast Washington and, as noted in an 83-page affidavit filed to support a subsequent raid on his Congressional office, "found $90,000 of the cash in the freezer, in $10,000 increments wrapped in aluminum foil and stuffed inside frozen-food containers". Serial numbers found on the currency in the freezer matched serial numbers of funds given by the FBI to their informant.
Late on the night of May 20, 2006, FBI agents executed a search warrant at Jefferson's office in the Rayburn House Office Building. The raid led to an irony that one of Democrat Jefferson's staunchest defenders in the turf battle between the FBI and Congress became Dennis Hastert, who was Speaker of the House and a Republican.
The affidavit used to support these raids alleged:
The FBI videotaped Jefferson receiving a stock certificate from Mody for a company set up in Nigeria to promote iGate's technology. Jefferson predicted the deal would generate $200 million annually after five years.
Jefferson told Mody that he wanted a similar financial stake in the business in Ghana.
Jefferson sought $10 million in financing from Mody to take over iGate and install "confidants" on the new board. In two payments, Mody wired $89,225 to the ANJ Group LLC, a company controlled by Jefferson's family.
Jefferson lent $4,800 of the money Mody gave him to an unnamed congressional aide. Another $4,900 was given back to the FBI by one of Jefferson's attorneys.
The FBI claims it has uncovered "at least seven other schemes in which Jefferson sought things of value in return for his official acts".
#4 Jul 25, 2013
Makes you wonder what goes on in the political circus, I mean circle.
Since: Dec 11
#5 Jul 27, 2013
Do not underestimate the power of perversion with our current crop of voting populace. Look at the head pervert that was just re elected.
Mr. Wiener may loose his when his Muslim wife, is told to whack his member for dishonoring the clan.
#6 Jul 28, 2013
she's not going to whack his weiner, why do you think a beautiful woman like that married a weiner like him? Money, prestige ... he looks sickly, she's beautiful, she married for money don't fool yourself. He's probably worth a few million whether he's Mayor or not. Reminds me of a song called 'Roxanne'. I'll post it.
#7 Jul 28, 2013
Since: Jun 13
#8 Jul 28, 2013
Money? Only what he stole while in Congress. He was raised middle class and squeaked through SUNY Plattsburgh, of all places. The marriage is a sham...a cover for Huma and her MB connections. Hillary's fingerprints are all over that...in more ways than one.
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