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Prosecutors recommend no more jail time for ex-congressman


December 1, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending that a former Louisiana congressman serve no more jail time now that many of the convictions against him have been overturned.

William Jefferson, 70, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans, has served more than five years of a 13-year sentence after being convicted on bribery charges. His case garnered headlines in 2005 after he was caught hiding $90,000 cash in his freezer following a government sting.

He was released from prison last month. A judge ruled that seven counts of conviction against him should be tossed out...

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