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Bill Clinton, Bill Jefferson to Attend Payne Funeral

Former President Bill Clinton and former Rep. Bill Jefferson will attend Rep. Don Payne’s funeral today in Newark, New Jersey.  In 2009, Jefferson was sentenced to the longest jail term ever handed down on a member of Congress for bribery — 13 years.  Jefferson will wear an electronic monitoring device.  Jefferson was free pending appeals.  The same judge who presided over Jefferson’s case granted the permission to travel to Payne’s funeral.  Jefferson and Payne were good friends.

Former President Clinton will more than likely be traveling from his office in Harlem to Newark.