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Friday, October 12, 2007

William "Refrigerator" Jefferson

Politico.com reports: Jefferson wants bribery charges thrown out, claiming violation by Justice Dept.

Attorneys for Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) are seeking dismissal of most of the charges against the veteran lawmaker, arguing that the Justice Department violated his constitutional privilege under the Speech or Debate Clause when seeking an indictment of him.

In a motion filed Tuesday with a federal court in Alexandria, where Jefferson is scheduled to go on trial in January, Jefferson's lawyers argue that Justice Department prosecutors improperly asked several Jefferson aides about protected legislative matters when seeking an indictment of the Louisiana Democrat. More HERE

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