Ex-US lawmaker guilty of Africa bribery scheme

October 2009
African Business;Oct2009, Issue 357, p11
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.


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