Jeff Fortenberry is a congressman who was recently convicted, Celeste Frontenberrt takes the stand against the claims against her husband.
Jeff Fortenberry is a known American politician and economist and a nine-term Republican congressman, who will face reelection. Although, he has pleaded not guilty to charges against him.
It was reported that, Fortenberry is a 61 years old congressman, who lied to agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation probing the 2016 donations.
The lawmaker is accused of lying to the FBI over a $30,000 illicit campaign donation. A federal prosecutor said that Jeff had put himself above his responsibility and the law.
The attorney alleged Fortenberry hoped that his status as a congressman would shelter him from inquiry and safeguard his spotless reputation.
Jeff and Celeste got married in 1996, because they’ve been married for 26 years, with five daughters Elizabeth Fortenberry, Christine Fortenberry, Claire Fortenberry, Kathryn Fortenberry, and Caroline Fortenberry.
Jeff has a net worth of around $11 million in 2022, while his wife’s networth remains unknown
Jeff has been a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska’s 1st district since 2015. Thus, it is evident that he earns a salary of above $100,000.
Little about his wife is known in the public, although she has stand ground with her husband, after arriving at the federal courthouse for Jeffs’ trial in Los Angeles on March 16, 2022.
After his attorneys rested their case, Fortenberry declined to testify on that day. To begin the jury’s consideration of the case, the prosecution intends to present rebuttal and closing arguments.
After hugging her youngest daughter, Celeste mounted the stand. When defense counsel Glen Summers asked about her husband’s membership, she replied that he didn’t have a good memory.