Jefferson put on ice for 13 years 

For turning his public office into a criminal enterprise, former Democratic Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana -- known as "Dollar Bill" in New Orleans -- has drawn a 13-year prison sentence, the longest corruption sentence for any former member of Congress. Prosecutors had hoped for a 27-year sentence. Jefferson, who at one point famously stashed $90,000 in cash in his freezer -- had been convicted this summer on 11 federal corruption counts.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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