Jefferson Skips Town?

We flagged this today in the Daily Muck, but it really shouldn’t be missed.

Roll Call reported today that Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) has put his D.C. home on the market, and it looks like he’s leaving town.

Jefferson is the target of a long-running bribery probe, and all signs point to Jefferson being indicted if he does not plead guilty. His ex-aide Brett Pfeffer has already pled guilty to his roll in the scheme and is due to be sentenced May 26.

But his spokeswoman says the sale has nothing, nothing, nothing at all to do with the investigation, no: it’s because “the housing market ‘has gone flat and is expected to decline’ and that the Congressman’s house has ‘seen a large appreciation,’ so now is the time to sell.”

At the very least, the $799,000 ticket price will help Jefferson pick up what must be some hefty legal bills.