Tuesday, April 24, 2012
"Dollar Bill" Finally to be Issued a Prison Jumpsuit!
So. Seven years after his wrongdoing came to light, and 2 1/2 years after his conviction, my former Congressman, William "Dollar Bill" Jefferson, has finally been ordered to report to prison by May 4th. You can refresh your memory about his saga here.
He got 13 years. The judge will send him to a minimum security federal facility and Jefferson will be required to serve at least 85% of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole. That means he'll be in the hoosegow for more than 11 years. He's 65 now, so it's likely he won't be feeling too spry when he gets sprung.
Sounds like watching ol' Bill don the orange jumpsuit should be a pretty strong deterrent to others in Congress who might be tempted to engage in similar hijinks. But, then again, power corrupts.
We have plenty of evidence of that axiom in DC today, now, don't we?