NASA Gets Dragged Into Rep. Jefferson's Legal Mess

Prosecutors say Jefferson used CBC position in scheme, The Hill

"Federal prosecutors are accusing Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) of using his position as chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to further an additional bribery scheme that was not previously disclosed. Prosecutors allege Jefferson wrote to a NASA administrator on Congressional Black Caucus Foundation letterhead to ask that it consider doing business with a U.S. rocket technology company."

Louisiana Rep. Jefferson Accused Anew, AP

Feds say case against Jefferson lists 2 more bribery schemes, Times Picayune

"Without naming the companies or individuals involved in the two additional alleged schemes, the Justice Department said that Jefferson, after agreeing to write a letter to NASA on behalf of a "Company H," asked that a relative be hired as a consultant and that the relative receive a commission for certain sales and transactions in West Africa and Central Africa. The company was looking to set up satellite communications businesses in Africa, the Justice Department said."

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