Ex Congressman William Jefferson gets 13 Years!

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  1. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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  2. Krypto

    Krypto Huh?

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    only 13 years? What a crock
     
  3. Bengal Buddy

    Bengal Buddy Founding Member

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    There was no expectation that he would get the maximum sentence. Still, I think he got the longest sentence ever handed down to a senator. The most disturbing thing about all this is that he still gets to keep his pension.
     
  4. Krypto

    Krypto Huh?

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    why does he keep his pension? He was convicted of a felony.
     
  5. LSUsupaFan

    LSUsupaFan Freshman

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    It may be more accurate to say that his creditors can continue to collect from his pension. My understanding is that there id quite a bit of debt.
     
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    OJ got to keep his pension despite losing the civil case. The Goldman's never got a penny. He's still got his NFl pension in jail today.

    There is nothing in the law to make a felon forfeit a pension that he earned before he committed a felony, unless his felony had something to do with his pension.
     
  7. cristof11

    cristof11 Founding Member

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    Yeah but OJ was not convicted. big difference
     
  8. mail rider

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    If Jefferson gets out and runs for Congress again, He would get reelected.
     
  9. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    OJ lost the civil case and owes $millions that he will never repay.
     
  10. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

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    So does this case fall under this category. He got his pension while defrauding the pensioner right?
     

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