From Michelle Malkin:
Justice is served. The race hustlers will bray and moan, but disgraced Democrat Rep. William “Cold Cash” Jefferson had it coming. Thirteen years in prison for what the judge in the case called “the most extensive and pervasive pattern of corruption in the history of Congress:”Former Rep. William Jefferson was sentenced today to 13 years in prison for his conviction on 11 counts of public corruption in a case in which he famously hid $90,000 in his freezer.
U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III delivered the sentence at a packed courtroom in the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va. Prosecutors had asked for 27 to 33 years in prison, while Jefferson’s lawyers said the prison term should be less than 10 years.
…Ellis has not yet ruled on whether Jefferson can remain free while he pursues his appeal, which will likely take months.
Ellis did say that Jefferson must forfeit $470,653.47 to the government that the jury determined was obtained illegally in the schemes alleged.
…Ellis said he found Jefferson’s conduct “a cancer on the body politic.”
The evidence against Jefferson was overwhelming. In addition to the $90,000 in cash found in his freezer, the FBI had this surveillance tape.
William Jefferson FBI Surveillance (video)