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Federal charges filed against Jesse Jackson Jr., wife

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was charged today with violating federal law by misusing $750,000 in campaign funds.

Jackson, 47, a Democrat from Chicago, was charged in a criminal information with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and false statements. Typically, federal prosecutors use an information to charge defendants when a plea deal has been negotiated.

Jackson faces up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and other penalties, according to federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., where the charges were filed.

His wife, Sandi Jackson, was charged in an information with one count of filing false tax returns. She faces up to three years in prison, a fine of up to $100,000 and other penalties. Her attorneys released a statement saying she has “reached an agreement with the U.S. attorney’s office to plead guilty to one count of tax fraud.”

Jesse Jackson is accused of diverting $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use.

Federal authorities allege that Jesse Jackson used campaign funds to purchase a $43,350 men’s gold-plated Rolex watch, $5,150 worth of fur capes and parkas, and $9,588 in children’s furniture. The purchases were made between 2007 and 2009, according to the criminal information, which authorities noted is not evidence of guilt.


I first became aware of JJJr. back in 2008 when he played the race card on Hillary. Karma is a bitch.



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62 Responses to The Chicago Way

  1. cj says:

    Congrats myiq ! Blog of the day @ legal insurrection…nice !

    http://networkedblogs.com/IkfoX

  2. wmcb says:

    OT, but the stupid, it burns. Dem Rep in California:

  3. angienc (D) says:

    I read the little punk rolled on his wife as part of the deal.
    You know, I’ve heard and read about a lot of plea deals in my life and *usually* when the hubby is the main perp, part of their taking a deal is based on letting their wives *off* the hook.
    JJJr’s a real prince. /eye roll

    • DeniseVB says:

      Too bad he didn’t roll Obama. Wasn’t JJJ part of that Senate seat for sale that put Blago in jail ? Chicago is a ticking time bomb for BO, surely somebody under the bus is willing to sing for their ….. country!

      • angienc (D) says:

        Most politicians — on both sides of the aisle — (and JJJr is for sure one of the majority) don’t care about their country; they care about lining their own & their associates’ pockets — which entails getting elected or keeping their own elected.

        As long as Obama being POTUS benefits them & theirs, nobody in Chicago is rolling on him.

  4. Underwhelmed says:

    He’s a chip off the old block, all right.

  5. Jackson makes me sick. Absolutely puke worthy.
    We will never know all the behind the scenes goings on in the swamp of Chicago. Blago, Rezko, Jackson. I am sure they are all interconnected. If Daddy Jackson couldn’t get him off the hook, things are way worse than what we are being told.

  6. wmcb says:

    LMAO! This is a freaking hilarious sendup of the gungrabber arguments: http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com/blog/item/i-swear-it-s-like-being-in-a-monty-python-sketch

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Dr Ben Carson fans, he’ll be on Hannity for a whole hour tonight:

    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/02/13/special-hannity-preview-dr-ben-carson-reveals-what-was-the-most-surprising-response-to-his-criticism-of-president-obama-at-national-prayer-breakfast/

    On a related note, Herman Cain has been hired by Fox, and the vile progs immediately proclaim him a House N-word. They never let me down ;)

  8. wmcb says:

    Ah, yes…. Obama’s whole Arab Spring thing was such a great idea. Those of us who predicted from the get-go that the oppressive Islamists would take over were just a bunch of insane paranoids talking crazy talk. Good times, good times.

  9. Hmph

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing financial concerns, the Obama administration Friday began quietly winding down one of the earliest programs created by the president’s health care overhaul, a plan that helps people with medical problems who can’t get private insurance.
    In an afternoon teleconference with state counterparts, administration officials said the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan will stop taking new applications. People already in the plan will not lose coverage.
    snip
    The plan covers people who have had problems getting private insurance because of a medical condition and have been uninsured for at least six months. Premiums are keyed to average rates charged in each state, which means they’re not necessarily cheap, often amounting to several hundred dollars a month for middle-aged individuals.
    snip
    Enrollment around the country has been lower than expected, partly because some people could not afford the premiums. But individual cases have turned out to be costlier than originally projected.

    More at the link- you;ll LOVE what was spent in admin costs
    http://news.yahoo.com/obama-admin-winds-down-plan-uninsurables-223959594–politics.html

    • wmcb says:

      Wow, that’s a buttload of administrative costs!

    • The big problem I see is the premiums being tied to avg rates for each state. STILL have not addressed the issue of not being able to buy insurance across state lines. So if you live in NY or MA, you can’t afford the insurance- even with govt assistance.
      Admin costs of 9%- I don’t know if that is high for insurance industry. Or if it covers only the Fed admin costs. Are there additional state admin costs? What exactly is included in this administrative cost?
      So much we do not know. But that is 180 Million of our money spent on pencil pushers and not on caring for patients.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Yegads!!!!! :shock:

    • t says:

      And this is with the actual number of enrollees being about a third of what the CBO estimated. Obamacare is one gigantic, ugly, scam of a clusterfvck. We think things are bad now, just wait until about 2015.

  10. HELENK says:

    MYIQ

    have you heard of changes in MediCal that now say you can have no more than $2000 in assets or you lose your benefits? Lady next door to me got letter saying she will lose benefits on March 1st because her car is worth over $2000. She has had the car for several years and there was no problem.
    She had a heart operation and there is no way she could work and the benefits are needed.
    Is this due to obamacare or Jerry Brown?

  11. wmcb says:

    So there are stirrings in conservative land re: the upcoming CPAC convention. Evidently, GOProud used to attend, but they have been excluded this year, due to teh gay. There is a new directorship or committee or something, and they said no GOProud.

    The cons on Twitter are PISSED OFF about this. Some are cancelling. Some still intend to go and….get this…. raise a stink about it.

    I wish them well. I’d love nothing more than to see the new breed of liberty-minded conservatives kick the stodgy old guard right in the teeth and take over the GOP. The old guard GOP is going to fight tooth and nail to keep the new guard a reliable source of votes but still under their thumb and no threat to the cushy system. I hope they take the fight right to them, instead of falling in line (while grumbling) like all the D’s did.

    • DandyTiger says:

      The time is now for both parties to transform. I’m not holding by breath for the Dem party as they’re rolling in money and power and like their racist and sexist approach and they want to keep minorities, women, and poor just where they are. But the GOP is in trouble. They’ve got the libertarian/tea party faction that wants small gov. and hates big banks and wall street and the fed, with some being more open socially, there are the social conservatives, and then there’s the establishment (1/2 of the uniparty kabuki operation) who, though corrupt and evil like the Dems in charge, are actually more open socially. What’s needed is a big shake up. I don’t know how they can do it.

      I think if the fiscally conservative and socially liberal groups could either push others out or just form a new party, I suspect though they’d start small, they’d then attract lots of independents and quite a few Dems over. I think those views are held by the majority of the country. Not really holding my breath there either. The uniparty kabuki operation likes things the way they are. The own the establishment of both parties, and are happy with the new Dem party, and probably wouldn’t cry if it just kept running as the majority party for a long time.

      • wmcb says:

        Any breakaway group is going to have a long dry spell before having a shot at, say, the presidency. But SOMEONE is going to have to bite the bullet and start building that political infrastructure eventually – whether as a separate entity or a planned calculated takeover of an existing party. Former R or D, it doesn’t matter, sane people need to unite. If not, we are doomed.

        • DandyTiger says:

          Agree. Funnily enough, even the most conservative stogy old Virginia’s I know are pretty much all for gay rights. Some not quite to marriage, like Obama some months ago :), but I don’t know any who hold on to the crazy shit any more.

  12. yttik says:

    “His wife, Sandi Jackson, was charged in an information with one count of filing false tax returns…”

    Who wrote this article? What’s an “information”?

    • LOL yttik- I saw that earlier. It was explained in one of the articles I read- and be damned if I can explain it. Some silly way of charging someone if they agree to a plea deal.
      Maybe one of the blog lawyers can help us out with a translation into normal citizen language.

      • angienc (D) says:

        An “information” is the name of the document the prosecutor uses for a formal criminal charge made without needing a grand jury indictment* — which would include plea deals. The more common name is just “indictment” (whether it be with or without use of a grand jury).

        *While the federal systems uses an information in cases like JJJr, not all state systems do, which is probably why the name is unfamiliar to you.

  13. DeniseVB says:

    Nothing to see here, move along commoners ….. :)

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/15/Obama-Hires-Americas-Top-Golf-Teacher

    1k/hour is what top pro charges.

  14. leslie says:

    Dr. Benjamin Carson is now on Hannity.Thanks to whomever wrote about this earlier today.

  15. HELENK says:

    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/feb/15/kkk-asks-for-march-30-downtown-memphis-rally/?partner=RSS&cid=dlvr.it

    KKK wants permit to rally in Memphis on March 30th.

    makes me think of the American Nazi’s march in Scokie Ill years ago.
    they have the right to speak, people have the right NOT to listen

  16. HELENK says:

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/15/washington-university-holds-panel-on-how-to-be-a-porn-star/

    wow some parents sent their kids to college to learn to be a porn start. NOT
    if they had to have this panel couldn’t they have them in the auditorium not the chapel?

  17. wmcb says:

    Seen on a blog in comments. Context is irrelevant. This cracked me the hell up.

    One dude asks: “Epistemologically speaking, what happens when the principles of deconstruction are applied to deconstruction itself?”

    Second dude replies: “The easiest one-credit summer-semester course EVAH!”

  18. myiq2xu says:
  19. foxyladi14 says:

    we will see if there is a baby boom in nine months. :)

  20. foxyladi14 says:

    they’re going to name it: Obama’s Gravy Train :lol:

    Total federal and state cost of $5.1 billion.

    The train circuit will be 20 miles long, with 21 stops on an island that is 30 miles wide.

    The transit system will span from the lesser populated island area of Kapolei, and will end at Ala Moana Center Station, approximately 1-3 miles

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