Skip to comments.Former U.S. Prosecutor Negotiating Plea Deal For Jackson Jr.
Posted on 11/10/2012 5:02:42 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
CHICAGO (CBS) A former U.S. attorney representing embattled Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is negotiating a plea deal with the federal government, CBS 2 has learned.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has the exclusive details.
The plea deal would end Jacksons 17-year career as a congressman representing Chicagos South Side and suburbs.
At the center of negotiations is white-collar criminal defense attorney Dan Webb, who served as Chicagos top federal prosecutor in the 1980s, when several Cook County judges were indicted for public corruption under the Operation Greylord investigation.
Webb, the chairman of Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago, has been the point person for Jackson in talks with the U.S. Justice Department in Washington.
The tentative deal includes:
Jackson resigning for health reasons.
His pleading guilty to charges involving misuse of campaign funds.
The congressmans repayment of any contributions that were converted to personal use, such as home furnishings, improper travel or gifts.
At least some jail time would appear to be inevitable for Jackson, the son of civil-rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and spouse of Chicago 7th Ward Ald. Sandi Jackson.
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A plea deal? He promises never to do it again. Ok back to work
Didn’t he just get re-elected?
I guess they will have to look for another Negro to take his place.
Nah... They’ll just re-elect him from jail.
We’re so screwed..........what more can be said?
What a weird charade this is!
Jackson is one of Holder’s people... what’s to negotiate? Just give him his wrist slap and forget about it.
No wonder he was suffering from “depression.” And no shame anywhere in this story. Everyone knew all along, but less than a week after the election, they reveal what has been in the works for a long time. His constituents got screwed, but they are too dumb to care.
I assume a POTUS pardon wipes the slate clean and he’ll be ready for the next election?
Mel Reynolds received one from Slick Willie.
How about seven years like Duke Cunningham got, and Duke was a war hero.
He is indeed the son of Sandi Jackson, but in no way related to Jesse
I assume a POTUS pardon wipes the slate clean and hell be ready for the next election?
What else can he do? that’s his half brother in law
What about ‘pay to play’ and Blagojevich, etc.?