Jefferson's Cold Cash

It's the case of the cold cash, now heating up, FBI payoff money discovered in the freezer of Congressman William J. Jefferson.

Over the weekend, FBI agents took the extraordinary step of raiding the Capitol Hill office of Congressman Jefferson.

Government affidavits say he was videotaped last year accepting $100,000 in marked bills in an FBI undercover sting.

$90,000 of it was later discovered in the Congressman's freezer, and the raid on his office Saturday night seems to signal the investigation is about to come to fruition.

Agents did not leave Jefferson's office until early Sunday morning.

Not since the Abscam case of 1980 have so many members of Congress been under investigation by the FBI.

Most are Republicans, but Jefferson is a Democrat, making the corruption scandal a bipartisan affair.

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