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Louisiana Purchase

n August 3, 2005, FBI agents raided the New Orleans home of nine-term U.S. Representative William J. Jefferson of the 2nd District of Louisiana. What they found became instant fodder for talk-show hosts, late-night comedians, and pundits: $90,000 in cash, sheathed in tinfoil and stored in Jefferson’s freezer. Despite Jefferson’s insistence that he had “an […]