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Rep. William Jefferson, the man infamous for stashing cash in his freezer, who is currently under investigation by the Feds, won’t like this news. 

By Susan Crabtree 
The Hill

A judge ruled Wednesday that an indictment accusing Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) of masterminding a wide-ranging bribery scheme involving business deals in Africa is valid.

Jefferson’s attorneys argued that most of the charges should be thrown out because testimony his staffers gave to a grand jury violated the Constitution’s speech and debate clause that protects legislative activity from intervention by other branches of government. The clause specifically says a congressman “shall not be questioned in any other Place” about his legislative work.