Thursday, June 08, 2006

Maybe it was Conceptual Art

This New York Times report yesterday on the bribery investigation involving Congressman William Jefferson included this tidbit:

"In the affidavit, an F.B.I. agent ... said cellphone records suggested that Mr. Jefferson visited a home owned by Mr. Abubakar and his wife in Potomac, Md., an affluent suburb of Washington, around midnight last July 31 with the intention of delivering money to the Nigerian leader while he was on a visit to the United States. The next day, the F.B.I. said, Mr. Jefferson told a confidential informant that he had delivered 'African art' — which the agent described as code for a cash payment — and that Mr. Abubakar 'was very pleased.'"