A former Democratic congressman will serve 13 years for taking bribes. The Associated Press reports:
A former Louisiana congressman convicted of taking bribes will have to begin serving a 13-year prison sentence within two weeks.
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Democrat William Jefferson was convicted in 2009 but has been free on bond while appealing his case. The case drew headlines when FBI agents found $90,000 cash hidden in Jefferson's freezer.
Last month, a federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., upheld all but one of the 11 counts on which Jefferson was convicted. At a status hearing Friday in federal court in Alexandria, the judge ordered Jefferson to turn himself in to U.S. Marshals by May 4 to serve the sentence.