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Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds
NBC News ^ | Feb.15, 2013 | Ward Room staff, NBCChicago.com

Posted on 02/15/2013 4:01:13 PM PST by libstripper

Federal officials filed charges Friday against Jesse Jackson Jr. after the former congressman reportedly signed a plea deal for allegedly improperly spending hundreds of thousands in campaign funds.

The paperwork was filed at the U.S District Courthouse in Washington. Jackson, who left the public eye last summer for treatment of bi-polar disorder and resigned from office in November, is not expected to make an appearance, but he offered a response in his first statement to the public in months.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 113th; chicago; chicagovalues; chicagoway; corruptdems; indictment; jjj; jjjr
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FTA, a short ways down:

NBCChicago reported last week that Jackson will plead guilty as part of his plea deal, and jail time would be in the hands of a federal judge who has not yet been assigned. Converting campaign contributions for personal use is strictly prohibited by federal law and opens Jackson up to “not more than 5 years” in prison.

Prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence for between 46 and 57 months plus fines, according to reports.(My emphasis)

Jackson's wife, former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, has also been charged with falsifying her tax returns and reporting less income than she made.>/i>

This story itself is interesting enough. What's more interesting, that I've not read about (in spite of trying), is why the Regime even brought these charges in the first place, when the Illegal is happy to ignore and even participate in worse conduct himself. Must be some really bad blood between him and the JJ Family. Anybody here have any clues?

1 posted on 02/15/2013 4:01:23 PM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

These racists need to knock that crap off right now /s.


2 posted on 02/15/2013 4:06:43 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: libstripper

$750,000 in campaign funds stolen is new record. Most I hear is $10,000 here and $20,000 there. The guy and his wife are psychos.

He spent some on fur capes... like a Rick James wannanee or 70’s pimp


3 posted on 02/15/2013 4:08:23 PM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: libstripper

i am sure white people somewhere are to blame for this. /s


4 posted on 02/15/2013 4:16:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: libstripper

Did they mention his party affiliation or his race anywhere in this story?

I didn’t think so.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 4:17:17 PM PST by Bryan
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To: libstripper

I’ll be back later to collect the free beers I should be getting for saying he’s going to do time over this. It may not be hard time, but I still say he’s going to jail. It may be a condition of not putting his wife there too.


6 posted on 02/15/2013 4:20:52 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Bryan

Musta bee some latent white gene in his DNA that made him do it


7 posted on 02/15/2013 4:22:15 PM PST by digger48
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To: elkfersupper

Put this moron on the ballot again in his district and he still would win. Easily.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 4:23:02 PM PST by Dan in Wichita
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To: Bryan; BillyBoy

Who should replace ex-Rep. Jackson? I hope that Dr. Eric Wallace will win.


9 posted on 02/15/2013 4:24:34 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: dennisw
The list is hilarious, definitely pimp bait, viz:

According to federal charges filed Friday, the former congressman spent thousands of campaign dollars on fan memorabilia including $4,600 on a Michael Jackson fedora and $4,000 on a Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen guitar.

Those items are on a list filed in court of MLK, Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson memorabilia he allegedly purchased with campaign money. Also on the list is an $800 mink cashmere cape and $1,200 reversible mink parka.

Full list:

Bruce Lee memorabilia: $2,000

Bruce Lee memorabilia: $2,000

Bruce Lee memorabilia: $3,150

Martin Luther King Jr. memorabilia: $5,595

Bruce Lee memorabilia: $2,955

Martin Luther King Jr. memorabilia: $5,535

p> Fooball signed by American presidents: $5,000

Michael Jackson memorabilia: $2,000

Michael Jackson memorabilia: $4,600

Michael Jackson memorabilia: $1,400

Michael Jackson memorabilia: $2,000

Michael Jackson memorabilia: $1,000

Michael Jackson memorabilia: $1,200

Michael Jackson memorabilia: $1,000

Michael Jackson memorabilia: $1,000

Michael Jackson hat: $3,900

Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen guitar: $4,000

Malcom X memorabilia: $2,200

Jimi Hendrix memorabilia: $2,775

Michael Jackson Fedora: $4,600

Mink cashmere cap: $800

Black and red cashmere cape: $1,500

Mink reversible parka: $1,200

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/How-Jesse-Jackson-Jr-Spent-His-Money-Feds-191454931.html#ixzz2L12mEIVc

Why a rich man would steal money and destroy himself to acquire that kinid of trash is beyond me, unless he, himself, is also trash, which he and his father are.

10 posted on 02/15/2013 4:26:17 PM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

The black Al Capone.

Finally, the cause of his undefinable medical problem comes to light.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 4:29:51 PM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: libstripper

Jazzy Jettson jewnyer. They’d elect him in his grave.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 4:33:58 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: libstripper

A Democrat, taking someone else’s money..WOW who didn’t see this one coming/sarc


13 posted on 02/15/2013 4:35:21 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: libstripper

Jesse Jackson Jr. was a crook all along? Oh no! The scales are falling from my eyes!


14 posted on 02/15/2013 4:40:16 PM PST by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: libstripper
He will be attempting to blame his “bipolar” condition for his “compulsive” spending habits. If he is tried in Chicago he WILL get off.
15 posted on 02/15/2013 4:41:09 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: libstripper
>>"why the Regime even brought these charges in the first place"<<

Must be setting old scores; kind of like a mob war.
16 posted on 02/15/2013 4:43:23 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Dan in Wichita

Sadly, you are right. The most shocking part of this story is that he actually resigned his seat. No telling why he did.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 4:44:56 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

He won’t be tried at all since this is part of a plea deal and the court is in Washington, D.C. Now he’s waiting for a judge to sentence him and the U.S. Attorney’s office is asking for a sentence between 46 and 57 moknths. Looks like he may actually go down and serve some real time, his wife, too. All of that raises the question, “Who did he PO and why?”


18 posted on 02/15/2013 4:46:17 PM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper
Thanks for the information. Guess I should read the articles, eh?

As to your "?s" they are good ones.

19 posted on 02/15/2013 4:48:10 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: dennisw

He should call them reparations. He’s been a victim his whole life because of his skin color and this helps mitigate the oppression he has suffered.


20 posted on 02/15/2013 4:48:30 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: libstripper

Since there’s no parole in the Federal system anymore, he should serve about 80% of his sentence, which will be 3-4 years.

What happened to the money? My guess is he’s grafted much more than this over the years, as he grew up with an expert at doing things like this.


21 posted on 02/15/2013 4:51:49 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: libstripper

This effing thief is cut from the same cloth as his racist, race baiting shakedown artist father. The bi-polar thing was just a stupid left wing ploy for sympathy. I would would pull the gallows lever on this corrupt mother phucker...


22 posted on 02/15/2013 4:53:18 PM PST by BreezyDog (Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: libstripper

Junior watched his father scam the system for years.

It looked so easy he thought he could get away with it too.

It turns out that Junior is just as slimy as his father but he isn’t half as good at covering up his stealing and scamming.


23 posted on 02/15/2013 4:53:33 PM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Given how corrupt the Illegal, Moochelle, and all their accomplices are, there’s got to be a really good back story about the genuine motivation for the prosecution of JJJr & his wife.


24 posted on 02/15/2013 4:54:26 PM PST by libstripper
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25 posted on 02/15/2013 4:54:49 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: libstripper

He should have called the Just-Us Brothers for legal counsel.


26 posted on 02/15/2013 4:54:59 PM PST by bushbuddy
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To: libstripper

Sounds like a message to JJ Sr.

Sr. wanted to do something to Gaybama’s nuts.

Must have been an insult in Chicagoland.

$750,000 is small potatoes in Chi-Town.

Who gets the A-B beer distributorship?

Lost by “moral turpitude”?


27 posted on 02/15/2013 4:57:24 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: libstripper
“Who did he PO and why?”

The handwritting was on the wall when he outbid Barack Obama on the Michael Jackson underpants.


28 posted on 02/15/2013 4:57:24 PM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: libstripper
Mink cashmere cap: $800? How fitting:

Pimp wannabe...

29 posted on 02/15/2013 4:59:34 PM PST by BreezyDog (Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: libstripper
It's surprising that the bastard is not blaming “the other me” for the crime. He is a criminal, period. He should be sentenced as any other crook would be for stealing money.
Grand Theft!

The “bi-polar” deal was a preliminary tactic, knowing that he was had for his crimes.

We would be better off without him and his father.

30 posted on 02/15/2013 5:02:29 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: libstripper

Why a rich man would steal money and destroy himself to acquire that kinid of trash is beyond me, unless he, himself, is also trash, which he and his father are.


His depression made him do it...


31 posted on 02/15/2013 5:09:08 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: exit82

I think Obama is sending a message to everyone who may have anything on him or Michelle. He will take you or your family down if you cross him.


32 posted on 02/15/2013 5:10:28 PM PST by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: libstripper

Like father, like son.


33 posted on 02/15/2013 5:12:06 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: happyhomemaker
I think Obama is sending a message to everyone who may have anything on him or Michelle. He will take you or your family down if you cross him

I think you have nailed it. This is going on across the entire political spectrum right now.

What we are not realizing is that Obama, seemingly at his highest point, is actually at a weak point.

There seems to be a general awakening, very slowly, due to the gun issue and the general continuous failure of the economy and O's inability to lead that is becoming undeniable.

Being AWOL the night of Benghazi is huge on many levels, and it is up to us to get the word out.

This crack in the wall needs to be exploited for all it's worth. Our future depends on it.

34 posted on 02/15/2013 5:33:04 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: libstripper

All of that raises the question, “Who did he PO and why?”


It looks like everyone involved in the scandal to sell Obama’s senate seat, who wasn’t in Obama’s camp, such as Jarrett and Donnelly, is either in jail or going there.

Blago’s in jail. Raghuveer Nayak, who raised the money for Jessie to buy the seat, testified against Blago and helped send him to jail in exchange for immunity. However, the Feds got around that by charging him on unrelated tax evasion and mail fraud charges a couple years later. Now, they’ve found some other stuff to charge JJJ with to tie up that loose end.

So, I think it all goes back to that. Obama holds a grudge that the incompetent branch of the Chicago political mob got themselves caught trying to sell HIS seat when they should have known that Blagojevich was under surveillance. They dragged his name into the scandal, and endangered some of his close associates by getting caught talking about negotiations with them on the wiretaps too. He is getting payback for that.


35 posted on 02/15/2013 5:48:40 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: dennisw

Pimp, just like his baby daddy.


36 posted on 02/15/2013 5:54:33 PM PST by BOOHA
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To: libstripper
Must be some really bad blood between him (Obama) and the JJ Family.

I don't think it's anything more than the regime removing a political player who wasn't paying for "protection" to Obama because JJ has his own "mob" family that was he was paying for the privilege of having a corrupt political seat...

Obama as "Godfather" of the Chicago mob must be respected...

I can almost see Rahm kissing Obama ring as the plot to replace JJ junior is hatched...as the camera pans out and the door shuts...

37 posted on 02/15/2013 5:59:37 PM PST by Popman
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To: libstripper

JJJr.’s graft and corruption is probably seen as a strategy
by the Zero Admin. to look tough on what looks like a blatant
abuse of campaign funds (no contest),so that JJJr. can be sacrificed as a fall guy, the salient function of which is nullify any further charges of Zero’s corruption, multiple vacations,Moochie’s high life lifestyle, etc. JJJr. will probably serve a few months, the sentence greatly reduced by the mitigating circumstances of his mental problems. Notice how ,months ago,the mental problems served as the “advance man” for his
real crimes, which were revealed later: they were only offered up as a reason for him not running again for office.


38 posted on 02/15/2013 6:02:09 PM PST by supremedoctrine ("What thou lovest well , remains. The rest is dross"---Ezra pound)
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To: libstripper

thanks I have been looking for the list....But I think at $750,000 thieved from campaign funds there has to be lot more trashy shyte he blew thousands on....

TOP THREE SO FAR>>>
Mink cashmere cap: $800

Black and red cashmere cape: $1,500

Mink reversible parka: $1,200


39 posted on 02/15/2013 7:02:28 PM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: libstripper

Andrew Sullivan
He could wear the mink cashmere cap with the mink parka on Saturday night. On Sunday He could wear the black and red cashmere cape with the Michael Jackson fedora to church. Fun with fashion, faith and someone else’s money.

Randy Logan · Saint Louis, Missouri
I once ran into Jesse in Vegas. I was wearing a sport coat, he was wearing a red leather jump suit! And he had 3 YOUNG ladies with him.

Two comments from your source


40 posted on 02/15/2013 7:08:47 PM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: libstripper

JJJr.’s graft and corruption is probably seen as a strategy
by the Zero Admin. to look tough on what looks like a blatant
abuse of campaign funds (no contest),so that JJJr. can be sacrificed as a fall guy, the salient function of which is nullify any further charges of Zero’s corruption, multiple vacations,Moochie’s high life lifestyle, etc. JJJr. will probably serve a few months, the sentence greatly reduced by the mitigating circumstances of his mental problems. Notice how ,months ago,the mental problems served as the “advance man” for his
real crimes, which were revealed later: they were only offered up as a reason for him not running again for office.


41 posted on 02/15/2013 8:15:21 PM PST by supremedoctrine ("What thou lovest well , remains. The rest is dross"---Ezra pound)
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To: Bryan

I love to see these race-hustlers get their come-uppance; first his father with the baby-daddy story now the son with his thefts. Remember this little turd playing Malcolm X with his angry face/furrowed brow?

What a stain on the nation to have this common trash referred to as “leaders”...


42 posted on 02/15/2013 8:19:15 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

“But thats the risk. You have to be prepared to back the conservative even when the press goes into overdrive mocking them, and the trolls turn up on FR to do the same.”

I guess he’s not yet “freed from slavery” like his “sistah” Sheila from Houston!


43 posted on 02/15/2013 8:31:45 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

“But thats the risk. You have to be prepared to back the conservative even when the press goes into overdrive mocking them, and the trolls turn up on FR to do the same.”

I guess he’s not yet “freed from slavery” like his “sistah” Sheila from Houston!


44 posted on 02/15/2013 8:31:54 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

“But thats the risk. You have to be prepared to back the conservative even when the press goes into overdrive mocking them, and the trolls turn up on FR to do the same.”

I guess he’s not yet “freed from slavery” like his “sistah” Sheila from Houston!


45 posted on 02/15/2013 8:31:55 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

“But thats the risk. You have to be prepared to back the conservative even when the press goes into overdrive mocking them, and the trolls turn up on FR to do the same.”

I guess he’s not yet “freed from slavery” like his “sistah” Sheila from Houston!


46 posted on 02/15/2013 8:32:07 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

“But thats the risk. You have to be prepared to back the conservative even when the press goes into overdrive mocking them, and the trolls turn up on FR to do the same.”

I guess he’s not yet “freed from slavery” like his “sistah” Sheila from Houston!


47 posted on 02/15/2013 8:32:07 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

“But thats the risk. You have to be prepared to back the conservative even when the press goes into overdrive mocking them, and the trolls turn up on FR to do the same.”

I guess he’s not yet “freed from slavery” like his “sistah” Sheila from Houston!


48 posted on 02/15/2013 8:32:07 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

“But thats the risk. You have to be prepared to back the conservative even when the press goes into overdrive mocking them, and the trolls turn up on FR to do the same.”

I guess he’s not yet “freed from slavery” like his “sistah” Sheila from Houston!


49 posted on 02/15/2013 8:35:03 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

“But thats the risk. You have to be prepared to back the conservative even when the press goes into overdrive mocking them, and the trolls turn up on FR to do the same.”

I guess he’s not yet “freed from slavery” like his “sistah” Sheila from Houston!


50 posted on 02/15/2013 8:35:03 PM PST by vette6387
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