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Mose Jefferson, co-defendants plead innocent to RICO charges

Former New Orleans City Councilwoman Renee Gill Pratt on Friday pleaded innocent to a racketeering charge that accuses her of joining three members of the embattled Jefferson political dynasty in operating a "criminal enterprise" that exploited local elective offices to bilk programs intended to benefit the public.

In a five-minute proceeding, Gill Pratt and her co-defendants each told U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Wilkinson Jr. that they understood the charges against them. Each offered the same plea: "Not guilty."

For Gill Pratt, who began her political career in the state Legislature, it marked the first public appearance since a federal grand jury indicted her May 22 in connection with charges lodged a year ago against Gill Pratt's longtime companion Mose Jefferson, the brother of former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson; Jefferson's sister, 4th Municipal District Assessor Betty Jeffe

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Added: Jun-7-2009 Occurred On: Jun-6-2009
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Tags: RICO, NOLA, mose jefferson, william 'cold cash' jefferson
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (load item map)
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  • Just another Democrat.

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    • Very true that they tend to sink to the low level where they've set their morality bar. But, Louisiana is especially bad. I have a friend who is fairly well connected down there, and it's safe to say that those levies that broke during Katrina were the result of criminal negligence and corruption on the part of the local politicians.

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    • It's amazing how the Democrats overlook this sh!t.It's as if if doesn't matter.

      They foam-at-the mouth over created charges against the "evil" Republicans.The popular media lead them by the nose rings like cattle with trite slogans hipsterisms.

      But they fall mute before the overwhelming evidence that they are the kept slaves of the Democrat party...just as they have always been.

      But

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    • I disagree with your premise that's there is no difference between the two parties.

      One has principles and the other one does not.The latter panders to to lowest commmon denominator,to the dregs,to the reprobates etc.

      The Democrat Party is a hodgpodge of malcontents who detest moral authority.Like children.

      Conservatives make them froth at the mouth.They are children who never grew up.

      With all due respect,I get the impression from most people who say that everyone is the same,the two partie More..

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  • ^^^editing issues. lol

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  • A den of theives. Hopefully this will be broadcast and the public can watch how the democrtatic party really works. Im suprised Eric Holder hasnt stepped in and dropped the charges with some lame reason.

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