Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) and his family formed corporate entities that the FBI says were used to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal payments to Jefferson from the owner of iGate Inc.; Lori Mody, a businesswoman and iGate investor; and African business partners. Some of the companies allegedly were created to hide Jefferson's business interest. Jefferson denies wrongdoing.
SOURCES: Staff reports, court documents | GRAPHIC: Seth Hamblin, The Washington Post - June 05, 2006