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Profile: Cory Gardner

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Party: Republican
State and District: Colorado, 4
Born: Aug. 22, 1974 Yuma, Colo.
Campaign cash raised: $4,244,751
Money from businesses that lobby: $917,485
Money from leadership PACs: $100,500
Money from in-state / out-of-state: $738,057 / $108,702
At-risk in November? No
Outside group spending: $2,177 in opposition
Net worth in 2010:-$10,987 to $221,999
Net worth in 2011: $-$419,583 to $134,995

 

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Rep. Jefferson Indicted Over Corrupt Nigerian Phone Scam

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Update: CREW has the indictment. If you've got time take a look. It's 94 pages long. 

Today, a Virginia grand jury indicted 9-term Louisiana congressman William Jefferson (D-LA) on 16 counts including racketeering, solicitation of bribes, honest services wire fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, violating the foreign corrupt practices act, and conspiracy. Jefferson is accused of accepting bribes and conspiring to bribe Nigerian government officials to promote a telephone business venture. The conspiracy involved two U.S.-based companies, iGate and W2 Corp. The head of iGate, Vernon Jackson, has already pled guilty and been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. The business conspiracy was upended when W2 head Lori Mody flipped to the FBI after allegedly being cheated out of her business by Jefferson, Jackson, and Jefferson's family. Mody handed over key information to the FBI and wore a wire, catching Jefferson admitting to the conspiracy on tape. If all of this evidence wasn't enough for Jefferson, the FBI raid on his house in Louisiana netted $90,000 in cash hidden away in the congressman's freezer.

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