Second Guilty Plea Possible:


The investigation into alleged bribery involving Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) and a technology firm is closing in on the congressman. According to the Associated Press, Vernon Jackson, the chief executive of the technology firm iGate alleged to have bribed Rep. Jefferson, is scheduled to appear in court today and is likely to plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy to bribe. Jackson would be the second person to plead guilty in this bribery case. A former aide to Jefferson, Brent Pfeffer, pled guilty in January and accused a congressman – later revealed to be Jefferson – of demanding “bribes in exchange for his assistance in brokering two African telecommunications deals.”