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Jesse Jackson Jr. Is the Target of a Criminal Investigation for Home Decorating
Yahoo! News ^ | 10/15/12 | John Hudson | The Atlantic Wire

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 property’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 112th; criminal; cultureofcorruption; investigation; jessejackson; jjj; probe; target

1 posted on 10/15/2012 2:22:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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maybe Martha Stewart can testify as a character witnesss.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 2:25:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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I coulda been a contenda.. now..


3 posted on 10/15/2012 2:25:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Eric Holder will take care of “his people”.


4 posted on 10/15/2012 2:29:24 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: NormsRevenge

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.

lolololol


5 posted on 10/15/2012 2:29:40 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Home decorating?

is that what they're calling crack and hookers these days?

6 posted on 10/15/2012 2:31:23 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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?”


7 posted on 10/15/2012 2:32:11 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ponygirl

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.


8 posted on 10/15/2012 2:35:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh I thought for sure it was because he decorated his kitchen in fuchsia and avocado green appliances.


9 posted on 10/15/2012 2:39:24 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ("If 0bama had defended the Libyan Consulate as much as Big Bird the Ambassador would be alive today")
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To: NormsRevenge
Jesse Jackson Jr. Is the Target of a Criminal Investigation for Home Decorating

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.

10 posted on 10/15/2012 2:40:52 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Once more I have to ask... are there any black democrat politicians who are not totally in it for the corruption? Really, profiting from corruption seems to be their main motivator; after all, they have a black constituency who know what's going on, but don't care,because they're "putting one over on the man".

Proof that the acorn didn't fall far from the tree in the Jackson family.

11 posted on 10/15/2012 2:40:58 PM PDT by Kenton (Obama really is a clean, articulate and quite empty Hart, Schaffner, & Marx suit.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Sweetie, those curtains are just criminal!

12 posted on 10/15/2012 2:43:13 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: NormsRevenge

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!

13 posted on 10/15/2012 2:51:27 PM PDT by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: NormsRevenge

How does this guy afford a $2.5 million house?

And then decorate it.


14 posted on 10/15/2012 3:02:15 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.

15 posted on 10/15/2012 3:04:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Zakeet

16 posted on 10/15/2012 3:05:21 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Romney vs Obama, Round One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyNxHOZiQPA)
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To: NormsRevenge
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 property’s 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...

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.

17 posted on 10/15/2012 3:08:27 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Ah... Photos of two bottom feeders..


18 posted on 10/15/2012 3:14:36 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Okay, I figured out why they are investigating him.
 
That's some pretty hideous decorating and that crap brick job in the kitchen is rogue amature.
 
     
               
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2034-O-St-NW-Washington-DC-20036/398183_zpid


http://hometryst.com/dc/2034-o-st-nw-washington-dc-20036-mls-dc7923211/


http://www.essentialpropertiesrealty.com/realestate/MRIS/675798/2034-O-ST-NW-WASHINGTON-DC-20036
                   
 

            
		                                        I would kick my designers ass if he gave me this atrocious interior

19 posted on 10/15/2012 3:28:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome
How does this guy afford a $2.5 million house?

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?

20 posted on 10/15/2012 3:51:28 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Ann Archy

There’s one search that pops up saying he was on HGTV’s “Hidden Potential” which hs the prospective home owners looking at run down homes where the host claims he can remodel them into dream homes.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 3:56:20 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Ann Archy

There’s one search that pops up saying he was on HGTV’s “Hidden Potential” which hs the prospective home owners looking at run down homes where the host claims he can remodel them into dream homes.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 3:56:27 PM PDT by bgill
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To: NormsRevenge
No mention of the senate seat vacated by 0bama? No mention of Blago? No mention of Rahm? Methinks journalism died on Jan 20, 2009.

Obie Wan says the apple falls close to the tree.

5.56mm

23 posted on 10/15/2012 4:00:56 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: NormsRevenge

Like his crooked lying father.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 4:07:46 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: NormsRevenge
Why the investigation? It looks criminal to me:


25 posted on 10/15/2012 4:15:29 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: bgill

I NEVER watch that show....it had to be another one where they actually RE-DID his home. Hidden Potential is just two SUGGESTIONS on how to do your home!! Maybe I am mis-remembering, but I don’t think so.


26 posted on 10/15/2012 4:17:13 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NormsRevenge
So it's a crime all of a sudden?


27 posted on 10/15/2012 4:21:50 PM PDT by x
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To: NormsRevenge

Home decorating? Try conspiracy to sell a United States Senate seat.


28 posted on 10/15/2012 4:30:38 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Ann Archy

Maybe with his connections, he got a remodel on one show and it decorated on another show. Remember, some are more equal than others.


29 posted on 10/15/2012 4:33:23 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Jeff Chandler

30 posted on 10/15/2012 4:47:39 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wouldn’t be surprised if his constituents are ready to give him a landslide re-election!


31 posted on 10/15/2012 7:02:15 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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here comes a pardon..


32 posted on 10/15/2012 7:05:43 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: NormsRevenge

The guy I talked to a few years ago that moved Jr. to D.C. said everything in his house was white....lamps, tables, chairs, rugs, everything.


33 posted on 10/15/2012 9:43:07 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: NormsRevenge

34 posted on 10/16/2012 7:22:08 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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