Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with spending $750G of campaign funds on personal items
Posted on 02/15/2013 7:37:02 PM PST by NoLibZone
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was charged in federal court Friday with conspiring to use campaign funds for personal use -- in an alleged $750,000 spending spree that included purchases of a gold-plated Rolex and pricey children's furniture.
It had been expected that a plea agreement would be entered into court Friday, but that agreement is apparently still pending.
Instead, federal prosecutors charged Jackson Friday with conspiracy. Prosecutors separately charged his wife Sandi with filing false federal tax returns, but according to her attorney she has reached a plea agreement.
In a statement, the former Illinois Democratic congressman said he offers "no excuses."
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when do they go after the Jackson Family Mafia and their lock on Alcoholic Beverage Distribution in Chicago?
His father will cry racism, Al Sharpton will cry racism and he will get a slap on the wrist.
Well, Jesse, they brought it, and you and your dipsh!t wife can think about it. In jail.
I don’t see how he’ll get a slap on the wrist; he already agreed to a plea deal that includes a lot of jail time.
Well, it’s not like he drank water on tv. That’d be a career ender.
...federal prosecutors charged Jackson Friday with conspiracy. Prosecutors separately charged his wife Sandi with filing false federal tax returns, but according to her attorney she has reached a plea agreement.Shakedown Jr is going down like Capone.
Like Father....Like Son....
Hah....good one. :-)
Only $750K? Daddy is so disappointed! Anything under $2mil is chump change.
I dont see how hell get a slap on the wrist; he already agreed to a plea deal that includes a lot of jail time.....Five years IS a slap on the wrist. For an elected official, he should get 20 years for the amount of money they PROVED he stole. How much more graft was in this shitbags past? And the article said he plea dealt, so part of that will be NO jail time (what else is there to deal?), deal with it on the taxpayers dime at a hospital,and run again in three years.
Only $750 Grand? Haha, he stuck his hand in the Wookie jar and ended up with lice. Obviously the serious players knew to get Rid of him.
OMG...how true!! JJ Jr. will still be elected ANYTHING he wants to be but Rubio drank water and is FINISHED!!
Oh no! We can’t have this. He is BLACK...you all know he din’t do anything wrong here. Just move along - nothing to see here.
He was just doing some wealth redistribution to himself as reparations for the indignities he has suffered by being related to Jesse Jackson Sr.
Black is the new tephlon
Gots to have dat BLING! Racists can’t deprive the man.
Jackson Sr. very quite about this matter, actually quite lately in general. Going after Jackson Jr. and cutting him off the tit is killing two birds with one stone. Jesse Jackson Sr. has been totally demasmasculated and his power source has been completely checked! Going after Jr. sends a strong and deadly message to both Jr., Jr’s wife and Sr.!
Chip off the ol’ block.
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