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Former Rep. Jackson Sentenced to 2 Years
The Wall Street Journal ^ | AUG 14,2013 | DEVLIN BARRETT

Posted on 08/14/2013 11:57:29 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Ex-Congressman Apologizes to Family for Misusing Campaign Funds

A judge on Wednesday sentenced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2½ years in prison for treating his campaign fund like a "personal piggy bank"—siphoning off $750,000 over the years to pay for personal items like spa treatments and televisions.

Mr. Jackson's wife, Sandi Jackson, a former Chicago alderman, was sentenced to a year in prison for her role in the scheme.

The former congressman, who had represented a Chicago district for more than a decade, resigned last year amid the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of his finances. He pleaded guilty earlier this year.

Mr. Jackson broke down several times in admitting wrongdoing to U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is no relation to the defendant. "I misled the American people. I misled the House of Representatives," Mr. Jackson said. "I was wrong and I don't fault anyone."

The lawmaker wept as he talked about the pain he had caused his family, particularly his father, civil-rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson. "I also want to apologize to my dad and my mother," he said.

Watching from the spectator section of the courtroom, the elder Mr. Jackson shook his head and rubbed his eyes.

"I need to be as far away from everybody for a while as I can be," the younger Mr. Jackson said.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: jackson; jesse; jessejacksonjr; jessejr; jjj; repeat

1 posted on 08/14/2013 11:57:29 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

When do we put Daddy in Jail??


2 posted on 08/14/2013 11:57:57 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
"I need to be as far away from everybody for a while as I can be," the younger Mr. Jackson said.

All in favor, say "AYE!"

3 posted on 08/14/2013 12:00:51 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Hojczyk

” siphoning off $750,000 over the years to pay for personal items like spa treatments and televisions. “

Musta been one helluva T V....


4 posted on 08/14/2013 12:01:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Hojczyk

Most people who steal three quarters of a million diollars get a lot more time than 2.5 years in the country club jail....


5 posted on 08/14/2013 12:01:13 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Hojczyk
The lawmaker wept as he talked about the pain he had caused his family, particularly his father, civil-rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson. "I also want to apologize to my dad and my mother," he said.

Yeah? When is your dad gonna' apologize for the pain he's caused the whole country?

6 posted on 08/14/2013 12:01:47 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Hojczyk

They were both let off lightly and as soon as they are out they’ll both be elected to something.


7 posted on 08/14/2013 12:03:40 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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"I need to be as far away from everybody for a while as I can be,"

Oh the irony. you will, dumba$$, you will be. Except your bunk buddy.

8 posted on 08/14/2013 12:04:53 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Bullish

“The lawmaker wept as he talked about the pain he had caused his family....”

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. “ I got caught”


9 posted on 08/14/2013 12:05:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Hojczyk

He’ll be back out on the streets before the next MLK day.


10 posted on 08/14/2013 12:05:43 PM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: Hojczyk

“The lawmaker wept as he talked about the pain he had caused his family, particularly his father, civil-rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson.”

What about all the pain JJ Sr has cause the rest of America? I doubt he was weeping for that!


11 posted on 08/14/2013 12:06:57 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Moonman62
as soon as they are out they’ll both be elected to something.
Hmmmm, 30 months from now would be February 2016. Plenty of time to run against Hitlery.
12 posted on 08/14/2013 12:07:05 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Hojczyk

He’ll do a few months, max, and then be a perfect candidate for reelection in his old district.


13 posted on 08/14/2013 12:09:08 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: GraceG

That’s an AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SENTENCE. Any white dude would be looking at 10 years plus. That be REVERSED RACISM in my book.


14 posted on 08/14/2013 12:20:43 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Hojczyk

Jesse Robinson ( as in MrO) half brother Noah Robinson is doing life for his involvment with a Chicago black Muslim street gang. Just happens that the controlled the community the 0 organized and represented in state legislature.
Did I mention JJ was close to his half bro until he was arrested. Something to do with funneling millions of dollars of drugs to the east coast and a couple of murders for hire!


15 posted on 08/14/2013 12:24:55 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: Hojczyk

What is his wife’s sentence?


16 posted on 08/14/2013 12:29:02 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Hojczyk

I see a presidential pardon in the near future.


17 posted on 08/14/2013 12:29:15 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Hojczyk

So he’ll be out just in time to run for office in 2016? I’m sure this won’t hurt him with his constituents. I mean it’s not like he’s a Republican or something.


18 posted on 08/14/2013 12:29:49 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: presently no screen name

Third paragraph down.


19 posted on 08/14/2013 12:31:43 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Hojczyk

Two and a half more years of a free ride on the backs of the taxpayers. Figures. I guess he’ll want his gig in Washington back upon his release in a couple months. He’ll get it too.


20 posted on 08/14/2013 12:43:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Senator Foghorn says, You should never resist being raped, robbed, beat down or murdered.)
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"A judge on Wednesday sentenced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2½ years in prison for treating his campaign fund like a "personal piggy bank"—siphoning off $750,000 over the years to pay for personal items like spa treatments and televisions. "

That works out to $300,000/year in prison which is an even better no-work gig than being a Congressman!

21 posted on 08/14/2013 1:48:39 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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Kass on Jacksons' sentences: 'Are you kidding me?' ('750K? Try stealing $7K from a bank and see what happens.')

Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass reacts to the prison times given to Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi for separate felonies involving the misspending of about $750,000 in campaign funds. (Posted on: August 14, 2013)

22 posted on 08/14/2013 2:00:24 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Moonman62

While in the can he’ll see the light and come out a fake preacher man and eventually take over for his charlatan dad


23 posted on 08/14/2013 3:28:16 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Hugin

Thank you!


24 posted on 08/14/2013 10:27:13 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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