Thursday, February 07, 2013

Sun-Times report: Possible Jesse Jr plea deal includes "significant jail time"

"Illinois is America."
Jesse Jackson Jr., 2008 Democratic National Convention.

There is a pending plea bargain on the table for former Democratic congressman Jesse Jackson Jr that includes "significant jail time," Michael Sneed is reporting in today's Chicago Sun-Times.
This disclosure follows in the wake of an exclusive report Tuesday by Sneed and Sun-Times political reporter Natasha Korecki, revealing the feds’ financial probe of the once-politically powerful Jackson couple has evolved into two separate investigations, with federal authorities now taking an independent look at former Ald. Sandi Jackson.

Though Sandi Jackson was encouraged to become a Chicago alderman by her husband, the two passed like ships in the night, shuttling between their homes in Washington, D.C., and Chicago in order to be with their two children. Sandi Jackson resigned from her 7th Ward aldermanic position last month.

The federal scrutiny includes access to and use of her husband’s congressional campaign money, including credit card charges, as well as the movement of money from one account to another, sources say.
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