"In the first report on his legal defense fund, Jefferson disclosed that he raised $84,750 last year from about two dozen donors.
Richard Zuschlag, chief executive officer of Lafayette-based Acadiana Ambulance, said he gave $5,000 to the defense fund after Jefferson made a personal appeal for help last year. Zuschlag said he and Jefferson have been friends for a long time, and his company expanded into Jefferson's district three years ago."
Ummmm . . .