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Search Results for: label/William Jefferson

Jefferson Sentenced To 13 Years

[…] Corrupt Practices Act. He was acquitted of the single substantive FCPA charge he faced.
Judge T.S. Ellis handed down the sentence in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, where Jefferson had stood trial for six weeks in July and August. Prosecutors had asked that Jefferson be jailed for 27 to 33 years; Jefferson’s lawyers wanted a […]

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Jefferson Convicted of Conspiracy to Violate the FCPA

[…] Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and later paid or promised to pay him bribes to steer telecommunications contracts to companies controlled by Jefferson’s family.
The jury convicted Jefferson on Count 1 of the indictment that charged him with conspiracy to solicit bribes, deprive citizens of honest services, and violate the FCPA. The Times Picayune […]

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Jefferson On Trial, Soon

[…] Jefferson’s trial for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other federal laws will start on June 9 in Alexandria, Virginia. Judge Tim Ellis this week granted Jefferson a one-week delay. He’s charged in a 16-count indictment with FCPA violations, soliciting and accepting bribes, wire fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice. He could […]

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Toss Jefferson’s FCPA Conspiracy Count

[…] learn his sentence this Friday in Alexandria, Virginia. Prosecutors want him jailed for 27 to 33 years. And once again there’s a question whether the jury found Jefferson guilty of any FCPA-related offense. This time the answer could influence how long he’ll spend behind bars. Here’s the issue.
The former nine-term congressman was convicted in […]

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Jefferson’s Jury Speaks

[…] Times-Picayune dissects the jury’s deliberations in last summer’s trial of former congressman William Jefferson. Alpert’s story confirms for the first time that the jury believed Jefferson was guilty of conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Jefferson, 63, was found guilty on 11 of 16 corruption charges, including one count of […]

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Congressman’s FCPA Trial Draws Near

Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) moved closer this week to becoming the first member of the United States House of Representatives to be tried for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. A unanimous three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday tossed out Rep. Jefferson’s claims that evidence heard by a […]

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The Friday Report

Former Congressman William J. Jefferson says the cash found in his freezer four years ago proves he didn’t violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Yesterday Jefferson filed a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court, asking for review of the Fourth Circuit’s refusal to dismiss most of the corruption-related charges against him. But […]

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Big Day For The FCPA

[…] raided the U.S. residence of an elected foreign official — a home built in Maryland by Nigeria’s then vice president, Atiku Abubakar, for his wife Jennifer Douglas.
For Jefferson and his family, these are terrible times. His brother Mose Jefferson, his sister Betty Jefferson, and his niece Angela Coleman, have all pleaded not guilty to […]

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