Former United States Congressman William J. Jefferson - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

On June 4, 2007, William J. Jefferson of New Orleans, Louisiana became the first U.S. public official ever charged with violating the FCPA, when he was charged with, among other things, one count of bribery in violation of the FCPA and one count of conspiring to solicit bribes, deprive honest services, and violate the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA.

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