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Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Investigation Ends in Plea Deal

The former U.S. representative's plea deal will include jail time, according to Sun-Times Media reports.

Former 2nd District Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has signed a plea deal with prosecutors, Sun-Times Media reports

Sources close to the investigation yesterday reported that the deal could include “significant jail time” for the defamed U.S. Representative.

Jackson has been subject of a federal investigation since October 2012, for alleged misuse of campaign funds. Reports of Jackson’s misused finances include the purchase of a $40,000 Rolex watch and $5,000 per month to pay his wife’s consulting firm, according to the Sun-Times.

Jackson’s wife, Sandi, is also in the crosshairs of a federal probe that spawned from Jackson’s initial investigation.

For more, read the Sun-Times Media report. 

Ryan Fitzpatrick February 09, 2013 at 06:43 PM
It was entirely inappropriate, Ricardo. The comment was deleted and the user account suspended.
Ryan Fitzpatrick February 09, 2013 at 06:46 PM
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Ricardo D. Johnson February 10, 2013 at 06:21 PM
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BUTCH February 11, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Think JOB CREATION! We need to pressure Quinn and the Fed's to keep the planned closings of prisons open for Pol's hire more Guards and staff they can put convicted bangers in the same prisons and the State Treasurers and bureaucrats who send our tax and lottery money to the TEL AVIV CENTRAL BANK!
Dinkum February 12, 2013 at 05:19 PM
And so they did. And so he goes....to prison. All you have to do is read the posts from MIA Jackson voters to understand how this can happen (and most likely will continue). The majority vote is based on party line, race, and their own misguided self-interests or beliefs. Jackson going to jail is the tip of the iceberg. The real story, to quote Paul Harvey, is about greed, corruption, and D2 voters enabling a dysfunctional system.

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