Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Illegal to give, illegal to receive?

Let's see, if a guy goes to prison for bribing a congressmen, what about the congressman?
A Kentucky technology executive pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to bribing a congressman in charges stemming from an investigation of a Louisiana House member.

Vernon Jackson, 53, chief executive of Louisville-based iGate Inc., pleaded guilty to bribery of a public official and conspiracy to bribe a public official.

The congressman was not identified in court documents or during Wednesday’s plea hearing, but documents make clear that the congressman whom Jackson admits bribing is Rep. William Jefferson, a Democrat who represents New Orleans.

Jackson faces a maximum of 20 years when he is sentenced July 27. The plea agreement calls for a sentencing guideline range not to exceed seven to nine years, but the judge is not bound by those guidelines.
Ah, yes, Nancy Pelosi, please tell us one more time about that awful "culture of corruption"!

-- McCAIN

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