Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Dumbest Politician Evar!!?!?

When Congressman William Jefferson (Dem - LA) weathered the post-Katrina allegations of impropriety and got himself somehow re-elected last year, I figured this dude had pulled off a Teflon Don Gangsta Move of Bush-size proportions. Sadly for Mr. Jefferson, as many a brotha has found out over the years, the Feds might take their time, but eventually they will track your black ass down, and you will pay. Dearly.

Federal authorities accused Rep. William J. Jefferson yesterday of using his congressional office and staff to enrich himself and his family, charging the Louisiana Democrat with offering and accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to support business ventures in the United States and several West African nations.

The 16-count indictment also accused Jefferson, a former co-chairman of congressional caucuses on Nigeria and African trade, of racketeering, money laundering and obstruction of justice. The indictment was handed up by a federal grand jury and capped a long and tumultuous FBI investigation

The indictment said that at one point, Jefferson drove in his Lincoln Town Car through the streets of Arlington with $100,000 in marked FBI bills meant for a top Nigerian official whose assistance Jefferson needed for a business venture. The lawmaker allegedly stowed $90,000 in his home freezer, wrapped in aluminum foil and concealed inside frozen-food containers.

The funds would be a down payment, Jefferson is accused of explaining to an associate, to ensure that "the little hook is in there."

About all I can add is, "don't drop the soap, Homie."

Seriously, how dumb do you have to be to not only pilfer the money from the Africans in cash, but actually think it's a good idea to hide it in your freezer in aluminum foil and Tupperware. Isn't this a violation of one of the Ten Crack Commandments?

Joseph Rainey is crying inside.

Lawmaker Indicted on Corruption Charges [WashPost]

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