William Jefferson (D-LA) Found Guilty of Corruption

Former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson Found Guilty of Bribery

Louisiana Democrat is convicted for accepting bribes in exchange for his support of business ventures in seven West African nations.

Former Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson and his wife Andrea leave federal court in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Former Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson and his wife Andrea leave federal court in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf) (Kevin Wolf – AP)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal jury convicted a former Louisiana congressman Wednesday of taking bribes on 11 of 16 counts in a case in which agents found $90,000 in his freezer.

Former  Rep. William Jefferson, a Democrat who had represented parts of New Orleans, was accused of accepting more than $400,000 in bribes and seeking millions more in exchange for brokering business deals in Africa.

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