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Jesse Jackson Jr. signs plea deal, reports say

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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Jesse Jackson Jr. signs plea deal, reports say

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., (D-Ill.), who resigned in November in the midst of a criminal investigation, has agreed to a plea deal with federal prosecutors, according to Chicago media reports.

The 47-year-old Jackson, Jr., son of a civil-rights icon, has been under investigation for diverting tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions for personal use, a potential violation of federal law.

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The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Jackson has agreed to “significant jail time” as part of the plea agreement.

Justice Department officials would not confirm whether any agreement with Jackson Jr., had been reached at this time. Jackson’s defense team also would not confirm any such agreement.

Jackson, Jr., was first elected to the House in Dec.ember 1995, and was once considered one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars.

But his career started to implode after he became embroiled in the scandal surrounding former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), who is now in federal prison after being convicted on a number of federal corruption charges.

Shortly after Obama won the White House in 2008, Jackson lobbied Blagojevich about being appointed to the president’s vacant Senate seat. Jackson reportedly directed Illinois businessman Raghuveer Nayak to tell Blagojevich that he would raise $6 million for the governor’s reelection campaign in return for the Senate appointment, according to a report by the Office of Congressional Ethics. Jackson denied the allegation.

The DOJ indicted Nayak on June 20 on a slew of federal tax and fraud charges. Shortly before Nayak’s indictment, Jackson Jr., disappeared from public view, and he later released a statement saying he was being treated for bipolar disorder.

Jackson Jr., won reelection anyway, but he then resigned from office and acknowledged that he was “cooperating” with federal investigators looking into whether he had misused campaign funds for personal expenses, such as paying for home furniture.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/jesse-jackson-jr-signs-plea-deal-reports-87385.html#ixzz2KKkHIAdw

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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM

I have never cared for him.  Or his dad.

Meh, that's all I got right now.

candlegal
by Judy on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Racist

Quoting FromAtoZ:

I have never cared for him.  Or his dad.

Meh, that's all I got right now.


FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:32 PM


Quoting candlegal:

Racist

Quoting FromAtoZ:

I have never cared for him.  Or his dad.

Meh, that's all I got right now.


Hahahaha!  I almost spit out the crackers I am eating.

Oh wait, that doesn't sound right at all.  But I really am eating crackers.

candlegal
by Judy on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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You know it is going to come sooner or later, so I thought sooner would be better.  The cracker comment did give me quite a chuckle  :)

Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting candlegal:

Racist

Quoting FromAtoZ:

I have never cared for him.  Or his dad.

Meh, that's all I got right now.


Hahahaha!  I almost spit out the crackers I am eating.

Oh wait, that doesn't sound right at all.  But I really am eating crackers.


soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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That whole family is a bunch of crooks.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 8, 2013 at 2:16 PM


Quoting candlegal:

You know it is going to come sooner or later, so I thought sooner would be better.  The cracker comment did give me quite a chuckle  :)

Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting candlegal:

Racist

Quoting FromAtoZ:

I have never cared for him.  Or his dad.

Meh, that's all I got right now.


Hahahaha!  I almost spit out the crackers I am eating.

Oh wait, that doesn't sound right at all.  But I really am eating crackers.


Probably. lol  Meh, I don't really care what some one else thinks.  I certainly do not have to like this man, or his father, based on the color of their skin.

  

edelweiss23
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 2:18 PM
Crackers taste good?


Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting candlegal:

Racist

Quoting FromAtoZ:

I have never cared for him.  Or his dad.

Meh, that's all I got right now.


Hahahaha!  I almost spit out the crackers I am eating.

Oh wait, that doesn't sound right at all.  But I really am eating crackers.


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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 8, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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Quoting edelweiss23:

Crackers taste good?


Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting candlegal:

Racist

Quoting FromAtoZ:

I have never cared for him.  Or his dad.

Meh, that's all I got right now.


Hahahaha!  I almost spit out the crackers I am eating.

Oh wait, that doesn't sound right at all.  But I really am eating crackers.


They do indeed.  Especially the garlic triscuits.

candlegal
by Judy on Feb. 8, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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I don't care either, I just think it is funny when some resort to that.

Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting candlegal:

You know it is going to come sooner or later, so I thought sooner would be better.  The cracker comment did give me quite a chuckle  :)

Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting candlegal:

Racist

Quoting FromAtoZ:

I have never cared for him.  Or his dad.

Meh, that's all I got right now.


Hahahaha!  I almost spit out the crackers I am eating.

Oh wait, that doesn't sound right at all.  But I really am eating crackers.


Probably. lol  Meh, I don't really care what some one else thinks.  I certainly do not have to like this man, or his father, based on the color of their skin.

  


edelweiss23
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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Those are my favorite.

With a little bit of Borsin cheese!!


Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting edelweiss23:

Crackers taste good?





Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting candlegal:

Racist

Quoting FromAtoZ:

I have never cared for him.  Or his dad.

Meh, that's all I got right now.


Hahahaha!  I almost spit out the crackers I am eating.

Oh wait, that doesn't sound right at all.  But I really am eating crackers.



They do indeed.  Especially the garlic triscuits.


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