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Jackson Jr. gets time off projected prison term, pays $550,000
Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/02/14 | Katherine Skiba

Posted on 06/03/2014 2:46:36 AM PDT by Libloather

WASHINGTON -- Imprisoned former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s projected release date is now Sept. 20, 2015, more than three months earlier than listed previously, federal officials confirmed Monday.

In another development, Jackson has paid the $550,000 he owed the U.S. government over his misuse of campaign funds, according to a court filing.

There is no connection between Jackson’s payment and his new projected release date, according to the Bureau of Prisons. “Financial obligations and release dates are unrelated,” said prisons spokesman Chris Burke.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: criminal; jackson; perp; prison
Just in time for an election.
1 posted on 06/03/2014 2:46:36 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Pappy gotta shake down somebody to recoup his losses!


2 posted on 06/03/2014 2:50:37 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Libloather

When will he regain his seat? 2016 or 2018?


3 posted on 06/03/2014 2:55:13 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Libloather

Repaid the $550K?....Love to see where that money trail originated.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 2:57:17 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Libloather

Some animals are more equal than others.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 3:14:50 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: catfish1957

“Repaid the $550K?....Love to see where that money trail originated.”

Yes. Would be interesting.


6 posted on 06/03/2014 3:26:27 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Libloather

Lots of felons get out early....so that isn’t a big deal....

550 K is a lot of money....wonder what democrat tree that grew on....


7 posted on 06/03/2014 3:45:55 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

I think it’s called the sucker tree.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 3:51:59 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: catfish1957; pieceofthepuzzle

My thought exactly, and why I jumped into the thread. Where does a convicted felon get that kind of cash?


9 posted on 06/03/2014 4:07:59 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: Libloather

What happened to the hard and fast Fed sentencing rules?


10 posted on 06/03/2014 4:44:31 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Libloather

It would not surprise me if Jackson Jr starts to lobby for prisoner voting rights upon his release.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 5:09:04 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Libloather
In another development, Jackson has paid the $550,000 he owed the U.S. government over his misuse of campaign funds, according to a court filing.

I'd be willing to bet that he paid them with campaign funds.

12 posted on 06/03/2014 5:13:14 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: catfish1957
Repaid the $550K?....Love to see where that money trail originated.

It started in the same place all the money trails start - the taxpayers' wallets.

13 posted on 06/03/2014 5:45:51 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Libloather

Don’t worry, when he is released the DNC will give him the same reception the released Gitmo terrorists received when they went home.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 5:46:33 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: T-Bird45

Holding him to the same rules as everyone else would be...

need I say it?


15 posted on 06/03/2014 5:48:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: bgill
It started in the same place all the money trails start - the taxpayers' wallets.

Or.... originated by some race bating extortion exercise.

16 posted on 06/03/2014 3:07:09 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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