Skip to comments.Feds: Jackson Jr. Stole $750K in Campaign Funds
Posted on 02/15/2013 2:03:43 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
(Newser) – Looks like Jesse Jackson Jr. didn't exactly work out a sweetheart plea deal for himself. Prosecutors intend to recommend 46 to 57 months of prison time for the former congressman, along with a fine of between $10,000 and $100,000, Politico reports. As part of the deal, Jackson admits to having conspired with his wife to illegally spend $750,000 in campaign money on such vagaries as fur coats, airplane tickets, a $43,000 Rolex watch, celebrity memorabilia, booze, cigars, and even groceries.
Jackson was formally charged today with felonies including conspiracy, reports the Chicago Tribune. His wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, was charged with filing false tax returns. No public money is believed to have been included in the $750,000 of misused funds, at least some of which will be forfeited as part of the sentence. "I offer no excuses for my conduct and I fully accept my responsibility for the improper decisions and mistakes I have made," Jackson said in a statement.
Once credit cards became the norm in the 1990s....it’s hard for any political figure to hide his illicit spending. You need to do this corrupt stuff strictly in cash, and avoid every showing a trail. As for his prison sentence? He’ll spend eighteen months at best in some fed prison, and get out to enjoy his pension deal with the government eventually.
The very fact that he got caught means he stepped on someone’s toes that didn’t take kindly to it. He’s lucky he didn’t end up in the horse processing plant...
Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) will plead guilty to conspiring with his wife to illegally spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses, including a $43,000 Rolex watch, fur coats and memorabilia associated with Michael Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Bruce Lee, according to information obtained by POLITICO. The charges against him include conspiracy, making false statements, and mail and wire fraud.
This seems like the perfect House seat for Chelsea Clinton-Mezvinsky to begin her trip to the top. Followed by Malia Obama-Shabazz in 12 yrs or so.
JJJr could move to DC and get on City Council when he is released.
With this admittance of his, sounds like he is vying for some toplevel position within the Regime. Anybody have any idea what it might be? Secretary of Treasury? Commerce? What?
That must be some Rolex.
He’ll come out loving Jee-zus, and be elected to the US Senate, just watch and see.
I actually feel sorry for the kid now. His life is in ruins and you have got to believe that Sandy is beating him over the head every time the story about that $43,000 watch comes up.
Maybe JJjr would like a year in the can til the heat dies down with the bride.
Oooo! Nice to see the wife getting busted as well! I love a Happy Ending. :)
Yep, though JJ Sr extorts it where Jr plain old steals it. Daddy must be a little smarter, he hasn't been nailed and sent to prison...yet.
Maybe this WAS a sweetheart deal... do we know all the stuff he’s done? Pool little depressed victim? What a load.
Well for crying out loud, if you can’t get rich, what’s the point of going to Congress?
“...46 to 57 months of prison time for Jackson...”; years and years and years for you or me.....
In 46-57 months the battery will be dead.
Is that DEMOCRAT Jesse Jackson Jr.???
The thug doesn’t fall fare from the thug
No batteries in those big honkers...
Hey CNN, think THIS might be a “career ender”?
In other words, caveat emptor!
Down with the nanny state.
just call it reparations and the NAACP will rally for him
The other stuff I can see as legitimate campaign expenses but groceries is a bridge to far.
almost all democrat political funds are from the treasury...so most of that money was government funds
Criminal democrats have been in the news all week. Shooting cops, hiring underage hookers, stealing money, etc.
None of these losers have any type of moral compass whatsoever.
The Hairy Reed should conduct a class for new CongressCritters.
He was just trying to show his old man that theft is more lucrative than extortion.
It’s never enough for THESE people...
Jesse Shakedown Jackson Gets Beer Distributorship for Son
pfft, 750K, big whoop - let me know when they nail down the MF Global thief -
I’m so damn tired of the kids running this country into the ground. Everyday it’s pelosi this, schumer that, reid mumbling around and the rest of the freaks hell bent on imposing their power of the rest of us.
Has anyone checked his freezer in the basement yet????
Must have had a diamond in the back with a sun roof top.
He got sloppy. It happens in that world. They have no OFF switch when it comes to other people’s money.
His constituents would elect him and let him serve from jail if they were allowed.
The Democrat Party is the party of thieves anyway. I’m sure Jackson was doing “business” as usual for a typical Dem. I would bet the great majority of Dem pols are in it for the dough. Your money is my money...that’s the Dem motto.
Response: I have no doubt that this is a true statement.
Comment: I'll bet that in his lifetime he has stolen a lot more than $750,000. Like father like son he had access to billions in taxpayer funds.
I’m really sick of seeing people steal $750,000 and only getting fined $10-100,000. Let them make FULL restitution!
To be a top Dem today, your resume looks a lot better with federal indictments for thievery of public funds, sex with an underage girl or boy, or just common criminal activity. Bill Ayers would probably get places in todays Dem Party.
The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Not to mention the teeveelators in the back.
Bill Ayers has gotten places.
All the way to the White Hut w/his pal barry.
He’s a victim, he’s black, nuff sed. Charlie got off, waters got off and so will he
Well, it’s not as bad as drinking water.
And how much is the special election going to cost because this piece of crap chose to run last November?
And the guy who taught him his thievery, extortioner extraordinaire The Revrund Jacksun Sr
I’d much rather see him in prison for life that his pitiable offspring. How could the spawn of a criminal mind like Jesse Sr. even have a chance to know right from wrong?
Free Junior Jackson! Lock up Daddy and throw away the key.
Who doesn’t think that this criminal would STILL get elected from his prison cell if he ran again? (by his criminal constituents.)
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