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Former U.S. Prosecutor Negotiating Plea Deal For Jackson Jr.
CBS Chicago ^ | Nov. 9, 2012

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 Jackson’s 17-year career as a congressman representing Chicago’s South Side and suburbs.

At the center of negotiations is white-collar criminal defense attorney Dan Webb, who served as Chicago’s 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 congressman’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


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1 posted on 11/10/2012 5:02:48 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A plea deal? He promises never to do it again. Ok back to work


2 posted on 11/10/2012 5:05:31 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Didn’t he just get re-elected?

I guess they will have to look for another Negro to take his place.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 5:05:56 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Nah... They’ll just re-elect him from jail.


4 posted on 11/10/2012 5:07:01 PM PST by Obadiah (Americans lusted for Obama. Give them Obama! Everything he Constitutionally asks for.)
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To: Obadiah

We’re so screwed..........what more can be said?


5 posted on 11/10/2012 5:09:12 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


6 posted on 11/10/2012 5:09:47 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


7 posted on 11/10/2012 5:14:45 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Obadiah

I assume a POTUS pardon wipes the slate clean and he’ll be ready for the next election?


8 posted on 11/10/2012 5:15:10 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: nascarnation
POTUS pardon goes with the seat.

Mel Reynolds received one from Slick Willie.

9 posted on 11/10/2012 5:50:37 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about seven years like Duke Cunningham got, and Duke was a war hero.


10 posted on 11/10/2012 8:52:45 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He is indeed the son of Sandi Jackson, but in no way related to Jesse


11 posted on 11/10/2012 9:11:57 PM PST by Figment
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To: nascarnation

I assume a POTUS pardon wipes the slate clean and he’ll be ready for the next election?

What else can he do? that’s his half brother in law


12 posted on 11/10/2012 9:14:27 PM PST by Figment
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What about ‘pay to play’ and Blagojevich, etc.?


13 posted on 11/11/2012 1:28:43 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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