Ex-Lawmaker Files For Bankruptcy | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Ex-Lawmaker Files For Bankruptcy

Play associated audio

A former lawmaker convicted of federal corruption is filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.

A Virginia jury convicted former Louisiana Representative William Jefferson for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa. The jury also ruled he must forfeit approximately $470,000 in bribery receipts.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy means Jefferson has more debt than assets. Forms filed last week in federal bankruptcy court show that he and his wife owe roughly 50 creditors between $1 million and $10 million dollars.

Rebecca Sheir reports...

NPR

Not My Job: 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Gets Quizzed On Glad Men

The final season of Mad Men is about to begin, so we've decided to ask the show's creator about men who are glad rather than mad — success coaches, motivational speakers and happiness gurus.
NPR

Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith

Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.
NPR

Nigerian President Faces Tough Reelection Campaign

Nigerians head to the polls Saturday to vote for their new president. The incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces former military leader, Muhammadu Buhari, who says he's tough on security and corruption.
NPR

App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.