William Jefferson Responds to Bribery Investigation - KLFY News 10

May 22, 2006

William Jefferson Responds to Bribery Investigation

Rep. William Jefferson says there are two sides to every story and there are certainly two sides to this story.

Those comments came Monday afternoon from embattled Louisiana congressman William Jefferson.

The eight-term congressman told reporters in Washington he will not resign, despite the ongoing bribery investigation.

According to court documents, federal investigators have video of Jefferson accepting a $100,000 bribe in $100 bills from an FBI informant.

A short time later, agents armed with a search warrant claim that money, or at least most of it, some $90,000, was found inside a freezer in Jefferson's home.

Jefferson says there will be a appropriate time and forum for what will be explained and explicated, but this is not the time or the forum.  He says he'll pray on advice of council, but will not get into facts.

Coming up tonight at 10:00, we'll tell you why Jefferson and his attorney say a search of the congressman's office on Capitol Hill flies in the face of the constitution.

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