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2006-05-26 16:21:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former aide to Rep. William Jefferson has been sentenced to eight years in prison for helping the Louisiana Democrat solicit bribes in an African telecommunications venture, the Justice Department said on Friday.

2006-05-26 16:17:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former aide to Rep. William Jefferson has been sentenced to eight years in prison for helping the Louisiana Democrat solicit bribes in an African telecommunications venture, the Justice Department said on Friday.

2006-05-22 17:12:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic congressman facing a bribery probe after police found $90,000 in his freezer denied wrongdoing on Monday and said he would not step down from his congressional seat. Speaking to reporters, Louisiana Rep.

2006-05-22 15:55:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Democratic congressman facing a bribery probe after police found $90,000 in his freezer denied wrongdoing on Monday and said he would not step down from his congressional seat. Speaking to reporters, Louisiana Rep.

2006-05-17 20:35:10

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The long-paralyzed House ethics panel said on Wednesday it would investigate several lawmakers for their role in a series of corruption scandals that have cast a shadow over Congress.

2006-05-03 13:48:47

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Kentucky businessman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to bribing Louisiana Democratic Rep. William Jefferson in an African Internet venture, the U.S. Justice Department said.

2006-01-11 19:26:20

By Andy Sullivan ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - Louisiana Democratic Rep. William Jefferson sought a cut of a Nigerian telecommunications venture in return for his help setting it up, a former aide said on Wednesday as he pleaded guilty to bribery charges.


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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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