High court rejects appeal of ex-La. congressman, William Jefferson

High court rejects appeal of ex-La. congressman, William Jefferson

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Former Democratic Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson, left, with his wife Andrea Jefferson, exit the U.S. District Court after being sentenced to thirteen years in prison for bribery, in Alexandria, Va., on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Posted on November 26, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 26 at 10:15 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place the corruption conviction of a former Louisiana congressman who hid money from bribes in his freezer.

The justices on Monday rejected without comment an appeal by former Rep. William Jefferson, who is serving a 13-year term in federal prison.

The Louisiana Democrat was convicted in 2009 after FBI agents investigating allegations of corruption found $90,000 in cash hidden in Jefferson's freezer.

A federal appeals court upheld all but one of the 11 counts on which a jury convicted Jefferson.

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