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Did he meet the time frame needed to get his retirement benefits?


I don't know. I don't think he was eligible for a full pension but he might be eligible for something less. I think he was looking to get disability but I don't know what the requirements for that are.






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lsu13lsu
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yes. $20k to redecorate his home and possibly $40k for a Rolex watch he gave to a lady friend. not sure if he will be spared jail time but he may get a reduction.


and wife or mistress getting a consulting salary even when he wasn't campaigning.






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$20k to redecorate his home and possibly $40k for a Rolex watch he gave to a lady friend. not sure if he will be spared jail time but he may get a reduction


And that's just what they have record of. He also helped sell Obama's Senate seat with Blago.






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if that is so, then it is a crock of shite from Holders Justice Department taking care of "his people".





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Ace Midnight
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I wonder what spooked him?


I don't think you can say that.






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meauxjeaux2
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LSURussian


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Jesse Jackson Jr.


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I wonder what spooked

him?









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CarrolltonTiger
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) Joseph Cao took out a similarly entrenched Democratic Congressman in a heavily Democratic district.



I am aware of that Cao won by a tiny fraction of 1% and Jefferson had been in trouble for more than one term. My district is not nearly as Democrat or minority as Jessie Jackson's district, BBTAIM there was a strong coalition including many Democrats to rid ourselves of Jefferson. I walked two precincts for Cao.

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2) It is common for Congressman to run unopposed for reelection in the House on both the Republican and Democratic side.


Which again was not the case here and is thus irrelevant.

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) It's also common for flawed candidates to win reelection over and over again


Not common for the incumbent to not even campaign, be long gone for months and under investigation and win with over 70% 0f the vote, you see that as normal i see it as abnormal.










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Ace Midnight
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Jefferson won reelection after that money was found in his freezer. I think he had to give his seat up?


I have a funny (not really) story about Jefferson in the immediate aftermath of Katrina (more of a CSB).







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