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Feds Raid Rep. Bill Jefferson's Home, Office and Car

Federal agents have executed search warrants on basically everything attached to Rep. Bill Jefferson (D) LA. FBI Agents raided his home in New Orleans, his home in Washington, his office in New Orleans, his office in Washington and EVEN HIS CAR.

Agents were seen today removing boxes from his Uptown New Orleans home. By mid-afternoon, locksmiths showed up with crowbars and hammers to assist. The DOJ says confirms a criminal investigation is in progress but would say nothing else.

U.S. Attoney Jim Letten was uncharacteristically mum on the case. He was so silent he even had trouble telling the media he wasn't going to tell them anything.

Jefferson's brother in law Judge Allen Green was convicted a month ago on corruption charges. At least one agent from that case was at the Congressman's home today.

Congressman Jefferson released this statement:

"Today, federal law enforcement officers executed search warrants on my Washington, D.C., and New Orleans homes as well as my vehicle in Washington. Subpoenas were issued to me, in my official capacity, to the clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and to members of my Washington and New Orleans office staff. I do not know the extent or precise nature of this investigation but I am cooperating fully with the authorities."

Agents also were at the offices of his financial advisor in New Orleans and were apparently looking at campaign finance records.

I have no idea what they are looking for but there is an obvious observation to be made...

A judge issued a search warrant for both of his houses, both offices, his financial advisors' office and even his car. A judge simply doesn't order that many search warrants of a sitting Congressman on a whim. Somebody WAY up the chain of command approved this one.



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Comments (14)

Why the car? In case his b... (Below threshold)

Why the car? In case his briefcase was there?

Must be just another... (Below threshold)

Must be just another "made up" story...

Too bad this might give the MSM something to report instead of the AAR scandal.

Or, do we get lucky enough to see two hits to the Dem's in one week?

Folks are suprised at this?... (Below threshold)

Folks are suprised at this? Not only if Jefferson crooked, but he's not clever or careful about it. Hell, I think they had him on videotape a while back accepting a huge bribe. Not that it'll make a difference with his district. If you've got a D after you name there, you're a shoe-in, even if they catch you in a hotel room with BOTH a dead girl & a live boy...

> Hell, I think they had hi... (Below threshold)

> Hell, I think they had him on videotape a while back accepting a huge bribe.

That was Cleo Fields

My bad. Those two tend to r... (Below threshold)

My bad. Those two tend to run together in my mind.

When it comes to corruption... (Below threshold)

When it comes to corruption, Louisiana makes New Jersey look like it's run by Eliot Ness.

...and New Orleans in parti... (Below threshold)

...and New Orleans in particular makes the rest of the state look squeaky clean.

We all know it was a set up... (Below threshold)

We all know it was a set up. A set up engineered by that dastardly Karl Rove.

One of these days, I'm expecting to see the democrats and the "elitist media" place the blame on Karl Rove for a hurricane and it's resulting damage.

Karl Rove Directs US Air Force to Steer Hurricane into N.E. US to Punish Democrats

Seriously, why is there nex... (Below threshold)

Seriously, why is there next to no coverage of this out there?

" A judge simply doesn't or... (Below threshold)

" A judge simply doesn't order that many search warrants of a sitting Congressman on a whim. Somebody WAY up the chain of command approved this one."

Why not? Are all federal judges ball-less wussies? Could there not be ONE federal judge with the stones to authroize such warrants if there were probable cause for such?

Order your "FREE CONGRESSMA... (Below threshold)

Order your "FREE CONGRESSMAN JEFFERSON" T-shirt now!

Has anyone seen any updates... (Below threshold)

Has anyone seen any updates on this story?

Jewels I'll update tonight ... (Below threshold)

Jewels I'll update tonight

where can i get my t-shirt?... (Below threshold)

where can i get my t-shirt??? I need one!






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