Jefferson case marks a legal first

July 13th, 2009

Feds try to nail him with rarely used act

The New Orleans Times-Picayune

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson is the first and only U.S. public official to be charged under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act since it was enacted in 1977.

He is one of only two individuals in the past five years to go to trial on charges under the act. On Friday, the other one, Connecticut businessman Frederic Bourke, was found guilty by a New York City jury.

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