Friday, August 21, 2009

More Politicians Screwing Up

Well, as the song says, "And The Beat Goes On." It seems that Mose Jefferson, (from New Orleans), the older brother of the former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson who was convicted two weeks ago of abusing his congressional office to enrich himself and his family, has been, convicted by a federal jury on four charges that he bribed an Orleans Parish School Board member.

I don't know why every time I hear these stories I seem so shocked. These politicians have been doing this for years. It seems that (according to the NOLA TIMES), that the two counts of bribery involved payments made to Brooks-Simms( while she was a member of the Orleans Parish School Board. The jury acquitted Jefferson of the third bribery count, which involved a payment made after Brooks-Simms was off the School Board.

Now this man knows all the people of New Orleans have been through and still he saw fit to abuse his political power. Money is indeed a bad vice for some folks.



Regina said...

Sadly, when I hear these stories I just ~smh~. These no longer surprise me. When I hear of politicians actually doing something good, now THAT surprises me!

Hey Shae! said...

I feel the same way, and it isn't just politicians, I can't believe celebrities are out there doing stupid things like stealing & selling SSNs! It isn't worth it IMO.