Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson Jr. Is the Target of a Criminal Investigation for Home Decorating
Posted on 10/15/2012 2:22:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
In what's shaping out to be a pretty dreadful year for Jesse Jackson's Jr., the Chicago congressman who has been on medical leave for bipolar disorder is now the subject of a criminal investigation for misusing campaign money to spruce up his house.
The Wall Street Journal's Devlin Barrett and Evan Perez report that a FBI probe of Jackson is in its "final stages ... according to people familiar with the matter," with the possibility of an indictment coming before the November election. The paper reports Jackson's attorneys tried to get assurances that an indictment wouldn't come before Nov. 6, but Justice Department officials refused to make any promises. He's alleged to have "misused campaign money to decorate his house," reports the Journal. Evidence of a probe's existence first appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times on Friday, but the paper didn't report why the congressman was being investigated. Sources did tell the paper, however, that it involved Jackson's finances. After the Journal leapfrogged the Sun-Times last night, the paper followed up with details of some unusual activity involving the sale of Jackson's home, which seems to have tipped off investigators:
The Jacksons put their Washington, D.C., home on the market last month at a price of $2.5 million. The listing was public and included the propertys address as well as multiple photos of the inside of the home. A campaign spokesman said at the time that home was put on the market to pay for mounting medical bills... A day after the D.C. listing was made public, the couple subsequently took it back off the market, citing a security issue.
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maybe Martha Stewart can testify as a character witnesss.
Eric Holder will take care of “his people”.
It’s understood that liberals and Democrats are professional grifters who misappropriate money for their own good. They are crooks and theives. They will steal you blind.
But for home decorating?
LMAO. That’s pretty lame. JJJ MUST be sick in the head. No real self-respecting liberal would steal money just for new curtains.
is that what they're calling crack and hookers these days?
He had his DECORATING JOB DONE ON SOME TV SHOW!!! I SAW IT!!! I can’t remember what show it was but it was on HGTV!! COOL....I thought “wow, how can they afford this house?”
Maybe he was lining his closets with hundred dollar bills.
I must admit THAT would turn any plain ordinary closet into a thing of beauty.
Oh I thought for sure it was because he decorated his kitchen in fuchsia and avocado green appliances.
Court TV is letting HGTV handle the trial.
In day 37 of the Mauve and Orange trail, students of Shinobu Ishihara will be called to testify as expert witnesses.
Proof that the acorn didn't fall far from the tree in the Jackson family.
My little boy ain't coming out of the booby hatch until he finishes weaving his basket ... and that ain't gonna happen until them racist feds get off his back for him using his campaign funds any way he wants!
How does this guy afford a $2.5 million house?
And then decorate it.
Whatever the case, Jackson's intestinal problems aren't preventing him from having a drink at DC watering hole Bier Baron, according to Gawker's John Cook.
According to two independent sources, Jackson was spotted drinking at Bier Baron Tavern ... on Tuesday and Wednesday nights last week. Each night, he was accompanied by a different woman. According to both sources, Jackson was drinking. "They were laughing and very focused on each other," one source said of Jackson's demeanor on Wednesday night. "Not sure when they left but I saw them there around 10:30 p.m. They didn't appear intoxicated or loud, but were definitely enjoying themselves."
If the guy is Mental, he shouldn't be drinking.
Mounting legal bills I can believe. Mounting medical bills for someone with some of the best medical insurance in the world I don't believe.
Ah... Photos of two bottom feeders..
I would kick my designers ass if he gave me this atrocious interior
Same way hussein can. Let someone else buy it for him and pay the property taxes on it and don't put his name on the deed. Is there anyone who, after 4 years, is still clueless why the first family hasn't set foot in their Chicago home?
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