February 8, 2013

Jesse Jackson Jr. does deal

From the Chicago NBC affiliate:
Jesse Jackson Jr. Signs Plea Deal In Federal Probe
It�s been nearly three months since Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress, but now NBC News confirms that Jackson has signed papers in a plea deal within the past several days.

Jackson�s case is being handled by the US Attorney�s office in Washington DC. While no public announcement is expected today, those with knowledge of the investigation believe the loose ends now deal with Jackson�s wife, former Alderman Sandi Jackson, and whether or not she is ultimately charged.

Under the terms of the deal Jackson signed, he pleads guilty and his fate � as to jail time � would be in the hands of a federal judge, not yet assigned.

He would repay the government hundreds of thousands of dollars � for items like the $40,000 Rolex watch, travel expenses for a woman he described as a �social acquaintance� and furniture purchased for his home.

Converting campaign contributions for personal use is strictly prohibited by federal law. It opens Jackson up to �not more than 5 years� in prison.
Hope you had a good time because you are going to be living your life a lot differently. What is it with Chicago and corrupt politicians... Posted by DaveH at February 8, 2013 11:54 AM
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