Remember Judge Smails? That was Ted Knight’s iconic character in Caddyshack, the cranky straight-man serving as a foil to Rodney Dangerfield’s Al Czervik.
Knight’s most famous line in the movie? “You’ll get nothing and like it!”
Judge Smails was in full bloom this morning as our favorite Congressional crook, Dollar Bill Jefferson, received an answer to his appeal of a conviction on federal corruption charges.
It doesn’t take much imagination to predict how this one went down…
The Supreme Court is leaving in place the corruption conviction of a former Louisiana congressman who hid money from bribes in his freezer.
The justices on Monday rejected without comment an appeal by former Rep. William Jefferson, who is serving a 13-year term in federal prison.
The Louisiana Democrat was convicted in 2009 after FBI agents investigating allegations of corruption found $90,000 in cash hidden in Jefferson’s freezer.
A federal appeals court upheld all but one of the 11 counts on which a jury convicted Jefferson.
Jefferson gets to spend the next 13 years in the federal cooler. That might be enough time to contemplate the wisdom of keeping your crooked cash cold and hard where the FBI can find it.
And maybe, just maybe, it will be 13 years before we hear any more from that slimebag who robbed us blind for three decades.