Why Freezer Cash Dem’s Sentence Could Be Slashed

Former Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson could possibly serve no additional prison time as his resentencing is being determined.

The potential deal comes after U.S. Judge T.S. Ellis threw out seven of the original charges that landed Jefferson behind bars. An eighth charge was overturned in federal appeals court.

The resentencing comes after the Supreme Court increased the standard of proof for public corruption,  the New Orleans Advocate reported.

Jefferson was convicted on 11 charges of federal corruption for taking $400,000 in exchange for helping arrange business deals in Africa.

Read more at Roll Call.

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