Judge denies congressman

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 3:47pm

LOUISIANA — A judge denied a move to dismiss the federal bankruptcy case against William Jefferson.

The former congressman and his wife filed for liquidation after he was convicted of corruption.

A trustee said the case should be filed under a portion of the law that would make it more difficult for the couple to escape their debt because of their high monthly income.

However, the court ruled the Jefferson's income will be lower in the future.

The couple owes as much as 10 million dollars.