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Jesse Jackson Jr. Signs Plea Deal

Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 25, 2013

Jesse Jackson Jr.Jesse Jackson Junior, former Democratic Congressman from Illinois, signed a plea deal with the federal government relating to corruption charges.  Under the terms of the deal, Jackson will repay the government for hundreds of thousands of dollars he illegally received from campaign contributions then used for his personal benefit.  This includes a $40,000 Rolex watch and travel expenses for a female friend.  Jackson’s fate is now in the hands of a federal judge and it is likely he will do prison time.

Jackson’s guilty plea in US District Court included: “I used monies that should have been used for campaign purposes”.

Remarkably, Jackson was reelected to his congressional seat this past November by a landslide.  A few weeks later he resigned after feigning health issues.

Politician corruption with is not a new phenomenon nor is it limited to any one political party.  However, over the year Chicago politicians have taken corruption to new heights.  So the Progressives would have us turn even more power over to the government that steals from the People in direct and indirect ways.

 

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