NEW ORLEANS – The brother of indicted Congressman William Jefferson has been indicted on federal charges stemming from payoffs allegedly made to a former president of the New Orleans school board.
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says Wednesday that the indictment against Mose Jefferson includes charges of bribery and money laundering.
Former school board President Ellenese Brooks-Simms already has pleaded guilty in the case. Last June she admitted taking about $140,000 in bribes.
The Mose Jefferson case is not related to the corruption charges against his brother in the Washington area.