OMG! Afor bribery and influence peddling. That could never happen in America.
Jefferson’s Capitol Hill office was raided over the weekend, the first for a sitting member of Congress. A redacted copy of the warrant was released Sunday by the FBI.
The indictment accuses the eight-term congressman of accepting bribes and using his office and influence to illegally participate in high-tech business ventures in Nigeria, Cameroon and Ghana.
According to the 83-page affidavit, the FBI had been tracking Jefferson since last March. The FBI was tipped off by a woman the Washington Post named as Lori Mody, a wealthy northern Virginia businesswoman who, persuaded by Jefferson, invested millions of dollars into iGate Inc., a Louisville-based telecommunications company.
The document describes iGate as a company that produces high-speed Internet and cable television services that is transmitted through copper wires.
At a Capitol Hill news conference Monday, Jefferson said, ”There are two sides to every story; there are certainly two sides to this story. There will be an appropriate time and forum when that can be explained.”
Proof once again that there ain’t a dimes worth of difference…
Update by Stephen VanDyke: For those of you with eagle eyes… yes this was already posted yesterday. Don’t sweat it though, there’s another post coming that deals with all of Congress suddenly becoming all constitutional-limitations friendly now that the FBI is stomping through their backyard.