Cold Hard Cash: Inside Rep. William ‘Dollar Bill’ Jefferson’s Freezer

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July 9, 2009 12:41 p.m.

An FBI agent displays cash found in the freezer of former Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA). Jurors in Jefferson’s bribery trial saw this and other pictures July 8.

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The cash was wrapped in $10,000 increments and hidden in frozen food boxes. Prosecutors allege that Jefferson received $400,000 in bribes. The defense says it was perfectly legal for him to receive payment for private consulting services.

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Some cash was hidden in a box of pie crusts. Jefferson allegedly sought millions for using his power to arrange business deals in Africa.

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More money was found in a Boca Burgers box. Jefferson lost his re-election campaign last year.

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Jefferson’s kitchen, home to the infamous freezer.

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