Jefferson denied new trial
POSTED: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 8:45am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm
A federal judge turned down William Jefferson's appeal for a new trial.
Jefferson has been found guilty on several counts of fraud for using his power to make money off business deals in Africa.
A jury ruled Jefferson must forfeit almost half a million dollars in bribery receipts.
Soon after, he filed for chapter seven bankruptcy.