Jefferson found guilty on 11 of 16 bribery charges

Sentencing in October

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 3:56pm

A jury convicted former New Orleans Congressman William Jefferson on federal bribery charges.

The trial lasted eight weeks and deliberations took five days.

Jurors found him guilty on 11 of 16 counts for taking bribes to broker deals in Africa. His sentencing is set for October.