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How come the media isn't swarming on this?

by Evie / January 16, 2006 2:44 AM PST
Ex-Aide Pleads Guilty to Bribing Congressman

A former aide to Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) pleaded guilty yesterday to bribing the congressman to promote high-tech business ventures in Africa.

Brett M. Pfeffer, 37, of Herndon, a former president of a McLean investment firm, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Alexandria to conspiracy to commit bribery of a public official and aiding and abetting the bribery of a public official in 2004 and 2005.

Pfeffer, who worked as Jefferson's legislative aide from 1995 to 1998, faces up to 20 years in prison. He has agreed to cooperate in the ongoing FBI probe.

The man Pfeffer bribed is referred to only as "Representative A" in court papers. But law enforcement sources and documents make clear the politician is the defendant's former employer, Jefferson, who has not been charged in the case.

Jefferson was the Rep that held up rescue workers for hours trying to retrieve his laptop from his home in NOLA. He's also known for storing large amounts of cash in his freezer.
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It is being covered.
by Dan McC / January 16, 2006 3:58 AM PST

And in the major media outlets. But in the light of all of the more extensive bribery operations, this type of small affair is not going to garner much attention until the higher ups get involved.


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(NT) (NT) Doesn't fit their agenda??
by duckman / January 16, 2006 4:54 AM PST

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