Episode 63: Cold Cash Jefferson

Hillary and Tina cover current US House Representative from Ohio, Jim Jordan and former US House Representative from Louisiana William J. Jefferson.

Hillary’s Story
US House Representative Jim Jordan made headlines for his combative interrogative approach on the US House investigative committee, but when he’s asked to come clean about his knowledge in a university scandal, Jordan moves from interrogating witnesses to alleged witness tampering.

Tina’s Story
William Jefferson served nine terms as US House Rep beginning in 1991, but when the FBI raided his offices in 2006, Jefferson faced a hefty prison term.

Hillary's Sources
Six former wrestlers say Rep. Jim Jordan knew about abusive OSU doctor--By Curt Devine, Drew Griffin and Majlie de Puy Kamp

Sports Illustrated
Ex–Ohio State Wrestler Says Rep. Jim Jordan Asked Him to Deny Abuse Allegations--by AVERY YANG
Why Aren't More People Talking About the Ohio State Sex Abuse Scandal?--by Jon Wetheim

Jim Jordan (American politician)
Ohio State University abuse scandal

US News
More Ohio State wrestlers say Rep. Jim Jordan knew about sexual abuse when he was coach--by Corky Siemaszko

George Clooney to Produce Docuseries About Ohio State Wrestling Abuse Scandal--By Halle Kiefer

‘A cesspool of deviancy’: New claims of voyeurism test Jordan denials--By RACHAEL BADE and JOHN BRESNAHAN

The Columbus Dispatch
A look at Richard Strauss’ career, abuse, and death, and what comes next--by Jennifer Smola

Washington Post
Jim Jordan accused of 'begging' former Ohio State wrestler not to support reports of sexual abuse--by Colby Itkowitz

Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan--The Washington Post via AP, Pool accessed from WOSYU Radio
Dr. Strauss--screenshot from WBNS-TV via The Columbus Dispatch
Larkins Hall--via The Ohio State University Library

Tina's Sources
William J Jefferson
William J Jefferson corruption case

US Congress
Jefferson, William Jennings; biographical directory

History, Art, & Archives
Jefferson, William Jennings

ABC News
Amid Katrina Chaos, Congressman Used National Guard to Visit Home--by Jake Tapper

Judge rules to release former Rep. Jefferson from prison--By LOUIS NELSON and JOSH GERSTEIN
Jefferson convicted in freezer case--by John Bresnahan

The Advocate
Federal judge approves plea deal for ex-New Orleans congressman Bill Jefferson--BY BRYN STOLE

Christian Science Monitor
Former Rep. William Jefferson sentenced to 13 years in prison--by David Cook

United States Department of Justice
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Former Congressman William J. Jefferson Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Bribery and Other Charges

William Jefferson to start serving sentence in two weeks

NBC News
FBI Man to Jefferson: Where’s ‘my $100,000’?--by Joel Seidman

CBS News
Jefferson Sentenced in Freezer Cash Case
Ex-La. Rep. Convicted in Cash Bribe Case

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ex-congressman on trial over freezer cash, bribery--by Matthew Barakat, AP

The Harvard Crimson
Law School Grad Charged With Corruption--by Paras D. Bhayani

Tahoe Daily Tribune
Political bribery scandals: A pox on both their houses!--by Fred Kalhammer

William Jefferson, History

New York Times
Congressman Sought Bribes, Indictment Says--by David Johnston and Jeff Zeleny

William 'Cold Cash' Jefferson Convicted Of Corruption--by Frank James

Ex-Rep. Bill Jefferson, freed from prison, wants to void $392,000 judgment against him--by Drew Broach

William J Jefferson Official Photograph by US Government--via Public Domain
Cash bundles found in Jefferson’s freezer-- via FBI
"Krewe d'Etat" New Orleans carnival float satirizing congressman William Jefferson--by Infrogmation CC BY 2.5