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.
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.)
Did I just see pigs FLY??? A Jackson NOT skating??? Well, his wife probably will........and why does he just have to repay only $100,000 when he stole $750,000.00???
How much money did Jesse Jackass Senior steal from his foundation to pay the baby mama of his bastard child? How much jail time did he serve for his crime?
I thought the first million was OK if you are an elected official. Mandate and all that, you know.
I am sure daddy feels utterly disgraced. Can you imagine the shame: your own son and namesake getting caught?
Nothing like a plea bargain to cure bipolar disorder.
Yep, that’s the sin in daddy’s eyes...getting caught.