TITLE

Ex-US lawmaker guilty of Africa bribery scheme

PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
African Business;Oct2009, Issue 357, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that former U.S. Democrat representative William Jefferson has been convicted of using his office to try to enrich himself and relatives through bribery and payoffs involving business ventures in Africa. In 2007, the former U.S. politician from Louisiana was accused in 2007 of soliciting millions of dollars in bribes from a dozen companies during his term in the office. He faces up to 150 years in prison and possible forfeiture of 456,000 dollars in payments.
ACCESSION #
44894399

 

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