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Date Set for Oral Arguments in William Jefferson Appeal

Posted on Feb 21, 2011 in Courts, Legislation, Local Issues, National Issues

NOLA.com reported today that the week of May 10 has been set as the tentative date for a federal appeals court to hear oral arguments in William Jefferson's appeal of his federal corruption conviction. [caption id="attachment_1704" align="alignright" width="238" caption="Photo Courtesy of nndb.com"][/caption] Mr. Jefferson who is a former long-time congressman from New Orleans was convicted of 11 out of 16 charges of corruption in 2009. Among other things, Jefferson was found guilty of accepting bribes for favorable treatment of government contracts in West Africa. William Jefferson is facing 13 years in prison (the longest prison sentence ever faced by a congressman convicted of corruption) if ultimately found guilty. For the full details of the story, visit NOLA.com.

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