Jefferson Legal Saga Continues

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What was up with that $90,000 in the freezer? You — along with the Justice Department — are just going to have to keep on waiting to find out: a judge today decided to keep a bevy of Jefferson’s documents on ice, just like his cash.

For weeks, federal prosecutors have wanted to get their mitts on the documents seized from Rep. William Jefferson’s (D-LA) congressional office by the FBI. The files are thought to contain the final pieces of evidence they need to complete their indictment of Jefferson.

It seemed likely to happen after a federal judge ruled that the raid was constitutional. But Jefferson has appealed the decision, and today the appeals court said that the DOJ will have to keep sitting on its thumbs while they consider Jefferson’s appeal.