The Associated Press reports
"U-S Representative William Jefferson of New
Orleans was indicted today on federal charges of racketeering,
soliciting bribes and money-laundering in a long-running bribery
investigation into business deals he tried to broker in Africa.
The indictment handed up in federal court in Alexandria,
Virginia, is more than an inch thick and list 16 alleged violations
of federal law that could keep Jefferson in prison for up to 200