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Jesse Jackson Jr., wife scrambling to make ends meet (prison for both comes in June)
Sun Times ^ | 3/01/13 | MICHAEL SNEED

Posted on 03/10/2013 11:03:09 AM PDT by Libloather

The Jackson file...

Ensconced in the safety of their home in Washington, D.C., former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, are struggling to make ends meet before their sentencing in June. To wit: The shattered couple, who recently pleaded guilty to felonies, could lose their law licenses. They are desperately trying to pay the bills and figure out a financial plan for their two children. Although writing a memoir is on the table if Jackson Jr. can find a publisher (or publish it himself), Sneed is told their major financial support now is Triple J’s devoted brother, Yusef, a successful beer distributor and businessman. “It is Yusef who drove Jesse to Tucson when he was falling apart mentally due to the federal investigation,” said a Sneed source. “It is Yusef who has been there to calmly help his brother navigate through his emotional nightmare.” “In other words, neither have a job and no promise of earned money coming in. Everyone is trying to figure out how to make it work -- particularly if Sandi also has to serve jail time.” The McKinley mount...

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicagovalues; chicagoway; jackson; jesse; jjj; jjjr; prison; sandi
Ensconced in the safety of their home in Washington

Their constituents feel their pain.

1 posted on 03/10/2013 11:03:09 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

They created their own hell.


2 posted on 03/10/2013 11:05:12 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: bmwcyle

Couldn’t he become a community organizer and just survive off the normal $70k a year in Chicago with that kind of work?


3 posted on 03/10/2013 11:06:36 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Libloather

Awww - maybe we should to a telethon for these poor folks.


4 posted on 03/10/2013 11:07:00 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: pepsionice

Too hard for a spoil brat.


5 posted on 03/10/2013 11:08:53 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Libloather

Odungo will pardon both considering Jackson went stupid when it came to talking with Odungo about his seat


6 posted on 03/10/2013 11:09:05 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: dainbramaged

I’m pretty sure they could mis-appropriate a few bucks before reporting for community service. They are skilled at it. Not getting caught, not so much.


7 posted on 03/10/2013 11:09:55 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Libloather

He had one of the best gravy-train jobs in the country — a US Congressman. Really. The guy could collect nearly 200,000 grand a year for doing virtually nothing. And he blew it. No sympathy from me for him or his wife.


8 posted on 03/10/2013 11:11:40 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: All

This is a lotta BS-—the two crooked pols got plenty stashed away.

The buzz was JJJ would not leave Congress unless he got a $5 million “going-away” present.

Plus he gave (I mean we, the taxpayers, gave) the wife a bundle from Cong/earmarks falsified as charitable contributions.


9 posted on 03/10/2013 11:13:20 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Libloather

Cover story. That man isn’t leaving DC without millions to come home to.


10 posted on 03/10/2013 11:18:08 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Libloather

Too late for Hara-Kiri ????


11 posted on 03/10/2013 11:25:06 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Libloather
“In other words, neither have a job and no promise of earned money coming in."

In other words, JJJ & his wife are now just like the rest of their Chicago peeps.


12 posted on 03/10/2013 11:26:18 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Libloather

***They are desperately trying to pay the bills and figure out a financial plan for their two children.***

Can’t Dad just shakedown another unsuspecting corporation? Strange...always worked before.


13 posted on 03/10/2013 11:27:04 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: StormEye

“He had one of the best gravy-train jobs in the country”

Yeah and just like the Odumbo’s they were living a lifestyle described in Mychal Massie’s column below:

http://twg2a.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/when-will-obama-crack-by-mychal-massie/


14 posted on 03/10/2013 11:34:38 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Libloather

Ask me if I give a smelly Obama.


15 posted on 03/10/2013 11:38:59 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Libloather

Why doesn’t he sell that Rolex? I could live for several years on the proceeds of that alone.


16 posted on 03/10/2013 11:40:50 AM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: bmwcyle

Yeah... I’m crying for them right now.


17 posted on 03/10/2013 11:48:28 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Libloather
Going to jail can be soooo inconvenient. But the good news is that they'll be associating with a better class of people.
18 posted on 03/10/2013 11:52:47 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Libloather

“The shattered couple, who recently pleaded guilty to felonies, could lose their law licenses.”

Take heart, Losers. Being disbarred didn’t stop Moochelle, and who knows what kind of ‘law degree’ 0bama actually has!


19 posted on 03/10/2013 12:12:55 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: CodeToad

Absolutely. The Sun-Times conveniently forgot to mention that Je$$e Jack$son secured that beer distributorship from Anheuser-Busch through his corporate shakedown scheme. Imgaine that; the family of a “preacher” selling beer, and getting the lucrative distributorship, despite no prior experience in the business and over dozens of other, more qualified applicants. In exchange, Anheuser-Busch’s “racial” problems mysteriously disappeared.

Junior and the Mrs. will emerge from prison with new jobs at the family business, and a seven-figure annual salary Heck, I’ll even suggest a post for the convicted felon: Senior VP for Governmental Relations. Not that he’ll ever show up at the office; I imagine he’ll be telecommuting form South Beach or another comfortable location.

I do have one question: why was it necessary for Yusef to “drive” his brother to Tucson? Why not get on one of the family’s private jets, or fly first class on an airline. My guess is that Junior took a little road trip to hide some of his cash and other ill-gotten gain from the feds. Wouldn’t surprise me to find some storage units in Yusef’s name, filled with cash, between Chicago and Arizona.


20 posted on 03/10/2013 12:15:40 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Libloather

Maybe they can sell their guns.


21 posted on 03/10/2013 12:15:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Libloather

Shakedown Time!


22 posted on 03/10/2013 12:19:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Libloather
NELSON

Did someone force him to be a thief and a liar?

23 posted on 03/10/2013 12:21:53 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Libloather

pose nude for Playboy


24 posted on 03/10/2013 12:22:18 PM PDT by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Can’t Dad just shakedown another unsuspecting corporation? Strange...always worked before.

Most of the time it works, but I remember some years ago, he tried to shake down a California Hi Tech company, till the CEO asked him, rather disdainfully, where he got his money. JJ, being the snake that he is, slithered away, with his tail between his legs. I cheered for the guy.

25 posted on 03/10/2013 12:22:38 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Libloather

Anyone really believe they’re poor?? It’s called Fraud Plan B...


26 posted on 03/10/2013 12:25:39 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Libloather

http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress-legacy/congressional-pension-may-still-await-jesse-jackson-jr—20121121


27 posted on 03/10/2013 12:30:41 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Libloather

Worry not, Junior, Pops will just shake down a few more corporations to keep you in bling for life.


28 posted on 03/10/2013 12:33:29 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: MichaelCorleone
"Can’t Dad just shakedown another unsuspecting corporation? Strange...always worked before."

You mean like the distributorship that was extorted from Budweiser?

Did JJ,Jr get disability to leave Congress...I know he was demanding it for the price of his resignation.

29 posted on 03/10/2013 12:34:40 PM PDT by blam
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To: MichaelCorleone

Ah, I see you beat me to it. Rather obvious, isn’t it?


30 posted on 03/10/2013 12:35:52 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Libloather

Here’s your solution, Jesse:

Pistol. One bullet. Closed door.

Back when men had a sense of honor, this is what would be done.


31 posted on 03/10/2013 12:39:00 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Mark17

Snakes have legs? Sounds like a line from “B.C.”. 8^)


32 posted on 03/10/2013 12:43:12 PM PDT by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: Libloather

Is this any different from any other white collar criminal who goes to prison?

If you cannot do the time , don’t do the crime.

Where is Daddy the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who by all rights should be in the cell next to his son.Oh!! I forgot he is enjoying a vacation in Venezuela at the Chavez wake. I bet he spent enough on that trip to pay a lot of the boys bills. haven’t heard much from him. The boy seems to be on his own.

Little Jess lived high on the hog for a long time before they caught up with him. Reminds me of the Johnsons of Prince Georges County Md.


33 posted on 03/10/2013 12:46:15 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Lockbar
Worked for George...


34 posted on 03/10/2013 12:52:06 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Junior’s race pimp father is sitting on millions extorted from corporations with threats of bogus racism charges.

Let Jesse Sr. help his criminal son.


35 posted on 03/10/2013 12:52:26 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: Libloather

What’s to worry about? Stash the kids with grandpa, and report for a new orange jump suit, 3 meals a day, and communal CNN on the TV. Perfect life for JJJ and his Mrs.


36 posted on 03/10/2013 12:54:01 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: pepsionice
Couldn’t he become a community organizer and just survive off the normal $70k a year in Chicago with that kind of work?

No. People like that need at least $200K to support their addictions to fur coats, Rolexes and celebrity memorabilia.

37 posted on 03/10/2013 1:37:36 PM PDT by Bryan
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To: Libloather

“Yusef, a successful beer distributor and businessman”?
Didn’t the ass clown get this distributorship as a result of a shakedown by his papa?
It use to belong to someone else and was taken away cause the guy was white.


38 posted on 03/10/2013 1:48:28 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Libloather
He stole 750K from his campaign fund, what happened to that?

Your average family would live well for about ten years...

39 posted on 03/10/2013 1:50:40 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Libloather

Boo frickin’ hoo. In a few months, they’ll be living in a mansion again.


40 posted on 03/10/2013 2:23:17 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Libloather

Well, like daddy JJ Sr says, “You gotta pay if you want to ride in Pharaoh’s chariot.” Hope you enjoy the ride, son.


41 posted on 03/10/2013 3:46:56 PM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: count-your-change

LOL! Ain’t that the honest truth?


42 posted on 03/10/2013 4:13:17 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Liz

Maybe he wasn’t smart enough to stash some away.


43 posted on 03/10/2013 5:31:37 PM PDT by Reynoldo
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To: Libloather
...the shattered couple...???

A-w-w-w-w-w-w!

44 posted on 03/10/2013 7:00:18 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Libloather

Give me a break, Rev. Jessie ‘baby daddy’ Jackson is worth 20M. I guess they will get by....losers.


45 posted on 03/10/2013 7:58:20 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Shakedown is exactly how JJJ’s brother got the beer distributorship.


46 posted on 03/11/2013 7:51:00 PM PDT by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: All

Bill EEEgo’rielly was all over JJ Sr. for a while. Apparently someone told him to knock it off.


47 posted on 03/11/2013 7:54:19 PM PDT by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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