Not to pile onto William Jefferson (D, LA-2) (Super-delegate*)...
...Oh, by the way? In his *FREEZER.*
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Indicted: 4th District Assessor Betty Jefferson
by Gordon Russell and David Hammer, The Times-Picayune
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced this afternoon that 4th District Assessor Betty Jefferson, an elder sister of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, has been indicted on a host of fraud-related charges by a federal grand jury. Also indicted were Jefferson's daughter, Angela Coleman, and her brother, the previously indicted Mose Jefferson.
The charges are the culmination of a probe into charities run by members of the Jefferson family and their allies. In a rare move, the FBI announced it was investigating the nonprofits after a 2006 Times-Picayune story revealed apparent self-dealing at them.
And yes, before you ask: I know that the Democratic Party doesn't actually give a tinker's dam about civic corruption unless they can hang it around a Republican's neck. Jefferson's continuing place in the House Caucus is proof enough of that. But it does make me feel better, at least, to note this sort of thing.
*Senator Obama, of course: Senator Clinton has more sense. She certainly has more than the DNC, given that they're letting him have a vote in their Presidential selection process.