A former Louisiana congressman who famously stashed cash in his freezer was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for taking hundreds of thousands in bribes in exchange for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa. The sentence was far less than the nearly 30 years prosecutors had sought for William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans for nearly 20 years. Agents investigating the case found $90,000 wrapped in foil and hidden in boxes of frozen pie crusts.
Ex-Congressman Who Stashed $90,000 in Freezer Gets 13 Years for Bribery
The Associated Press
November 16, 2009