Patterico's Pontifications

6/4/2008

William Jefferson’s Sister, Brother, and Niece Indicted

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:23 pm



Federal crimes: they’re a family affair:

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced this afternoon that 4th District Assessor Betty Jefferson, an elder sister of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, has been indicted on a host of fraud-related charges by a federal grand jury. Also indicted were Jefferson’s daughter, Angela Coleman, and her brother, the previously indicted Mose Jefferson.

According to Yahoo News, the three relatives of the indicted Congressman

were charged via a 31 count-indictment by a federal grand jury today with conspiracy to commit mail fraud; federal program fraud; aggravated identity theft; substantive program fraud; mail fraud; and conspiracy to commit money laundering, announced U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana Jim Letten.

The press release is here.

Thanks to Lynn.

6 Responses to “William Jefferson’s Sister, Brother, and Niece Indicted”

  1. Just how big a refrigerator freezer combination did that family have? Need lots of room to keep the cash cool.

    Mike Myers (31af82)

  2. The family that prey’s together,stays together.

    Hazy (c36902)

  3. The word Democrat doesn’t appear in either of those articles.

    This constant cycle of protecting criminals in one party is the real culture of corruption. A democracy can’t really function if all the democratic crooks get instant default cover-ups. That’s the real key to fixing our government: providing as much honest journalism as possible to compete with the liars.

    Jem (4cdfb7)

  4. Can we now call them the Jefferson Democratic crime family?

    SPQR (26be8b)

  5. You’re welcome, Pat…

    reff (e20e4c)

  6. Jefferson’s family are all (allegedly) crooks too? Oh my….. what a surprise…. OK not really.

    EdWood (06cafa)


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