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2008-10-05 15:00:02

U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., has advanced to a primary election run-off despite facing trial on public corruption charges, election returns show. Jefferson, who has held his New Orleans congressional seat for 18 years, will face former television anchorwoman Helena Moreno in a Nov.

2008-06-15 18:00:22

U.S. Rep. William Jefferson's chances of winning a tenth term in Congress are waning, political observers say.

2006-07-10 17:16:38

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday upheld the FBI's unprecedented search of the office of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat who is the target of a bribery investigation. U.S.

2006-06-17 14:03:45

Corrects final paragraph to show Cunningham plead

2006-06-16 15:44:55

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Louisiana Democrat facing a bribery investigation was kicked off a powerful congressional committee on Friday, ending an unwelcome distraction for Democrats as they try to keep the national focus on Republican scandals in an election year.

2006-06-16 11:00:24

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives voted on Friday to remove Rep. William Jefferson from a powerful committee while federal investigators weigh possible bribery charges against the Louisiana Democrat.

2006-06-15 21:48:40

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Democrats voted on Thursday to remove Rep. William Jefferson from a powerful committee while federal investigators weigh possible bribery charges against the Louisiana Democrat.

2006-06-08 20:39:56

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Democrats will decide next week whether to remove Rep. William Jefferson from a powerful committee pending the outcome of a federal investigation of the Louisiana Democrat on possible bribery charges. "We will take it up next Thursday," said Rep.

2006-06-08 18:10:26

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of House Democratic leaders on Thursday recommended that Rep. William Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat under investigation for alleged bribery, be removed from the House Ways and Means Committee.

2006-05-27 01:11:55

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI director Robert S. Mueller III said this week that they were prepared to quit if the White House directed them to relinquish evidence seized in a disputed search of a House member's office, The New York Times reported on Saturday.


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