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  Fmr. Rep. Jefferson sentenced

William 'Dollar Bill' Jefferson sentenced

  Nov. 13: Former Louisiana congressman William Jefferson, who made headlines when the FBI found $90,000 in his freezer, was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for taking bribes. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

Former Rep. Jefferson guilty

  Aug. 5: Rachel Maddow reports that a jury found former Rep. William Jefferson, D-LA, guilty of multiple counts of bribery and money laundering.

Ex-lawmaker convicted in freezer cash case

A federal jury convicts a former Louisiana congressman Wednesday of taking bribes on 11 of 16 counts in a case in which agents found $90,000 in his freezer. Full story

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  'Dollar Bill' Jefferson found guilty of bribery

Aug. 5: Former Louisiana congressman William Jefferson, famous for hiding $90,000 in his home freezer, was found guilty Wednesday of taking bribes to help U.S. companies do business in Africa. NBC's Pete Williams reports.

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U.S. former Rep. William Jefferson (D-La) walks with his wife, Dr. Andrea Green Jefferson after his sentencing at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, Virginia November 13, 2009. Jefferson, who was caught with $90,000 in cash in his freezer, was convicted on mu

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Former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-La) walks with his wife, Dr. Andrea Green Jefferson as they arrive for his sentencing at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, Virginia November 13, 2009. Jefferson, who was caught with $90,000 in cash in his freezer, was

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Former Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson walks to federal court in Alexandria, Va.,, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009.