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  • This just in: Jesse Jackson Jr files for divorce

    12/12/2016 3:34:20 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 35 replies
    This just in from multiple broadcast stations here in Chicago: Jesse Jackson Jr filed for divorce from his fellow convict wife at 430pm today in Chicago. More to come...running on FOX 32 and WGN-TV right now.
  • Luis Gutierrez Paid His Wife Over $300,000 From Campaign Funds

    06/23/2016 7:20:09 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 23 June 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has paid his wife and daughters hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign’s coffer since 2010, according to campaign finance data. Gutierrez, who was first elected to Congress in 1993, brought his wife, Soraida Gutierrez, onto his campaign’s payroll six years ago to act as his office manager, treasurer, and fundraiser. Soraida Gutierrez was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009 before joining Gutierrez for Congress. She has since raked in more than $300,000 for her work on behalf of the committee while being the top recipient of campaign...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house

    03/26/2015 8:37:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | CARYN ROUSSEAU
    CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from an Alabama federal prison early Thursday, two years after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items, his father said. The Rev. Jesse Jackson described his son's release from the minimum security federal prison camp at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, as a "joyous reunion" and said the younger Jackson was doing "very well."
  • FEC not letting Jesse Jackson Jr. off the hook just because he’s in jail

    02/22/2015 3:21:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/19/15 | Colby Itkowitz
    **SNIP** So Thursday, the FEC sent Jackson’s campaign committee its eighth consecutive failure-to-file notice. It must file its end-of-the year report for 2014 or face a penalty. (Perhaps that threat rings a bit hollow when you’re already in jail?) In August 2014, the FEC fined Jackson for nearly $18,000 for not filing reports in 2013, according to the Chicago Tribune. He must formally terminate his committee to get the FEC off his back, but his treasurer quit in September 2013, and so it seems there’s no person responsible for doing the necessary paperwork. Since his last report in November 2012,...
  • Convicted former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.: Presidential pardons for all ex-offenders

    05/20/2014 4:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | May 20, 2014 | Casey Toner
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who is serving the end of his 2-1/2-year sentence in a Montgomery federal prison, wants presidential pardons issued to all offenders who have served their time, according to a fellow inmate. Weeks after contacting Jackson inquiring about his ideas for prison reform, AL.com received emails from Jackson as well as a copy of a nine-page letter outlining his plan written by John P. Karoly Jr., an inmate Jackson knew during his stint at Butner Federal Prison in North Carolina. Jackson told AL.com he wrote two books while incarcerated, "The Tao...
  • Former Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., Transferred After Prison Dispute

    04/06/2014 8:34:45 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 6, 2014 | Michael Sneed and Lynn Sweet
    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been moved from a federal prison in North Carolina to a minimum-security prison camp in Montgomery, Ala., after clashing with prison officials and being placed in solitary confinement, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times. The 49-year-old former Chicago congressman had been advising other inmates in North Carolina about their rights in prison, according to the source, who said a guard took exception to that. As a result, the longtime South Side politician was placed in solitary confinement for four or five days more than a month ago, the source said. It took about...
  • Obama and the Art of the Artificial, Contrived and Transparent Crisis

    10/08/2013 4:06:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2013 | John Ransom
    I think that’s it’s safe to say that community organizing is a little bit easier than, say, being President of the United States. Or being a practicing attorney. Barack Obama has now found that out. To the sorrow of the rest of us. And here’s the essential problem with Barack Obama’s resume, as opposed to, say, Abraham Lincoln’s, who also was unprepared to become president of the United States, but made up for it with ability: Obama has spent his whole life being against stuff, protesting against powers higher than himself, blaming those in control. Lincoln on the other hand...
  • Treasurer of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign committee (Vickie Pasley) resigns

    09/09/2013 5:40:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/09/13 | Cynthia Dizikes
    **SNIP** In a resignation letter received by the FEC Thursday, Pasley wrote that she has no direct contact with the campaign account and no knowledge of the money in the account. "It is impossible for me to prepare any campaign committee report," Pasley wrote. "I have no contact with any individual who prepared reports in the past, nor do I have a copy of any reports previously prepared. There is no current official in office, nor campaign staff in existence to facilitate the preparation of any campaign report." The next day, in a response letter sent to Jackson's campaign committee,...
  • Jackson Proves Crime Pays For DC Crooks

    09/09/2013 5:16:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 9, 2013 | Editorial
    Graft: In another sign Washington's hopelessly corrupt, disgraced Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will collect tens of thousands of dollars in government disability pay while serving time for defrauding government. Seems the feds bought his last-minute claims of a "mood disorder," qualifying him for a reported $8,700 a month in federal aid. This outrageous largess comes on top of a partial federal pension of $45,000 he'll also collect, despite his sins in office. This is the same convicted swindler who lined his pockets with federal campaign cash. As the feds were closing in on Jackson, he suddenly didn't feel...
  • JESSE JACKSON JR. TO GRAB $8,700 PER MONTH IN DISABILITY, PLUS PENSION IN PRISON

    08/16/2013 12:23:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Aug 2013
    Convicted Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) is scheduled to receive $8,700 per month in government disability pay, as well as a partial federal pension of $45,000. That generous $8,700 in disability comes thanks to Jackson’s sudden development of a “mood disorder” as the federal government began looking to indict him. Jackson, who was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison, had no history of mental illness during his prior 17 years in Congress. Rev. Jesse Jackson has defended his son’s claims of mental illness, stating to the court, “This time a year ago I thought we may have lost him.”
  • Jackson Jr.’s Last-Minute “Mood Disorder” Qualifies for Disability ($8,700 month)

    08/15/2013 12:06:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 15, 2013
    Although disgraced Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. suddenly developed a “mood disorder” as the feds were about to indict him, he qualifies for generous government disability payments because it’s considered a debilitating mental illness. Of interesting note is that Jackson Jr., sentenced this week to 2 ½ years in prison for corruption, never showed any symptoms of a “mood disorder” during his 17 years as a federal lawmaker. The mental illness surfaced abruptly last summer as the congressman, a member of Judicial Watch’s Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians list, was about to get criminally charged. The feds had been breathing...
  • Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison (As Reported by Afro)

    08/15/2013 4:15:05 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 13 replies
    Afro ^ | 8/14/13 | Frederic J. Frommer and Jessica Gresko
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to scheming to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on TV's, restaurant dinners, an expensive watch and other costly personal items. His wife received a sentence of one year.</p>
  • Both Jacksons get prison terms; he'll serve first (for the children)

    08/14/2013 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/14/13 | Katherine Skiba, Marina Villeneuve
    WASHINGTON – Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced today to 30 months behind bars and his wife, Sandi, got a year in prison for separate felonies involving the misspending of about $750,000 in campaign funds. The Jacksons will be allowed to serve their sentences one at a time, with Jackson Jr. going first, based on the wishes of the family as expressed by Dan Webb, an attorney for Sandi Jackson. Jackson Jr. will report to prison on or after Nov. 1, the judge said. In addition to the 2.5 years in prison, Jackson Jr. was sentenced to three years...
  • Former Rep. Jackson Sentenced to 2½ Years

    08/14/2013 11:57:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | AUG 14,2013 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    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...
  • CBS Doesn’t Mention Jackson Jr. is a Democrat in Story About His Sentencing

    08/14/2013 6:24:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 14, 2013
    CBS’ This Morning omitted the fact that former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D., Ill.) is a Democrat during a story Wednesday about the disgraced politician’s sentencing for misuse of campaign funds. Jackson faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to spending nearly $750,000 in campaign funds on items like mink coats and a Rolex. His wife Sandra, a former Chicago alderman, also will be sentenced on a related charge of failing to report about $600,000 in taxable income.
  • Contest: Guess the prison sentences for Jesse Jackson Jr, and his wife ( "The fix be in??")

    08/14/2013 5:36:52 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 23 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Convicted felons Jesse Jackson Jr and his wife Sandra, both Democrats, and former elected officials, have arrived at federal district court this morning to learn their fates. Is the fix in? You can NOW play GUESS THE SENTENCE!!!
  • Jesse Jackson jr sentenced to 30 months is Jail

    08/14/2013 9:59:08 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 33 replies
    Per ABC News special report, Jesse Jackson jr sentenced to 30 months is Jail
  • Gov't recommends 4 years for Jesse Jackson Jr.

    06/07/2013 6:12:13 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 28 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 6/7/2013 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    WASHINGTON — Prosecutors Friday recommended four years in prison for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., following his guilty plea this year on criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. The government suggested an 18-month sentence for Jackson's wife, Sandra, who pleaded guilty to filing false joint federal income tax returns that understated the couple's income.
  • Jackson Jr. could face new troubles over financial disclosure

    05/07/2013 4:57:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/7/2013 | Katherine Skiba
    Already looking at a possible prison term, former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. could face new trouble over his apparent failure to file a financial disclosure report that is required when lawmakers leave the House. Meantime, his campaign has been warned by the Federal Election Commission about missing recent deadlines for public reports. Jackson will be sentenced July 1 for misusing more than $750,000 in campaign cash to buy luxury goods and other items. He resigned last Nov. 21 and later pleaded guilty to a felony. Under the federal Ethics in Government Act, representatives who leave office — on their own...
  • For sentencing, Jacksons get new judge named Jackson

    04/21/2013 2:17:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/16/13 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON — The felony cases of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, have been assigned to a new judge — named Jackson. Court papers filed Tuesday moved the cases to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, but did not explain why the judge who accepted the Jacksons' guilty pleas, Robert Wilkins, would not be the one to sentence them this summer. Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree Jr., who recently joined Jesse Jackson Jr.'s legal team, told the Tribune that Wilkins is a former law student whom he knows well, and that Wilkins may...