Jefferson sentencing hearing set for Friday

POSTED: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 8:26am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:59pm

William Jefferson's sentencing hearing is scheduled for Friday.

Federal prosecutors want him to spend at least 27 years in prison. The former Louisiana congressman was convicted of taking cash to broker deals in Africa.

Prosecutors want the judge to stick to federal sentencing guidelines which call for 27 to 33 years. Jefferson is currently free on bond.