Rep. William Jefferson http://wwno.org en Supreme Court Turns Down Appeal From Former Rep. William Jefferson http://wwno.org/post/supreme-court-turns-down-appeal-former-rep-william-jefferson The congressman who became known as "Dollar Bill" Jefferson appears to have run out of options in his bid to overturn a 2009 corruption conviction.<p>The Supreme Court <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112612zor_f204.pdf" target="_blank">just announced</a> it will not hear an appeal from former Rep. William Jefferson, D-La. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:17:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 23998 at http://wwno.org Former Rep. Jefferson to Serve Sentence in 2 Weeks http://wwno.org/post/former-rep-jefferson-serve-sentence-2-weeks <div><p>ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) &mdash; A former <font color="red">Louisiana</font> congressman will have to begin serving a 13-year prison sentence for taking bribes and other crimes within two weeks.</p><p>Democrat William Jefferson was convicted in 2009 but has been free on bond while appealing his case. The case drew headlines when FBI agents found $90,000 cash hidden in Jefferson&#39;s freezer.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:44:47 +0000 The Associated Press 9109 at http://wwno.org