Jeffersons might be movin' on out; former congressman puts Uptown house on market

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By Karen Gadbois, The Lens staff writer |

Convicted former Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson put his house in New Orleans on the market today.

According to the listing, the 5,000-square-foot six-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom Uptown home is on the market for $723,000.

The disclosure statement said there is no pending litigation regarding the property and that the owners’ two Labrador retrievers live outside.

No mention was made of whether appliances, such as the freezer, are included.

He was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison on multiple counts of soliciting bribes as a public official, but he remains free pending an appeal.

Jefferson filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2009.

He represented the state’s 2nd Congressional District, mostly New Orleans, in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served nine terms from 1991 until 2009.

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