While one William Jefferson is anxiously awaiting the end of his punishment for committing perjury, another William Jefferson is busy arranging sweetheart deals, giving away Katrina donations to his own pet projects.
U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) is already under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for possible bribery in exchange for promoting business deals in Africa. And now there’s this:
In heading both the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which claims to have distributed the $290,000 and the WOW program, which is closely connected with the group (COFFEE) that received the funds, Jefferson has opened himself up to accusations of conflict of interest.