[Updated 8:20 p.m: To clarify the nature of the filed court document]
Federal prosecutors Friday filed felony charges against former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., alleging the illegal misuse of about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses and gifts.
The formal charges of conspiracy, making false statements, and mail and wire fraud, were made public in federal court only days after Jackson had signed a plea deal with prosecutors who were investigating potential financial improprieties.
After the charges were filed Friday, Jackson issued a statement accepting responsibility for making mistakes and bad decisions. He did not dispute prosecutors' allegations.
[Original post, 4:05 p.m.]
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and a co-conspirator have admitted to concealing about $750,000 in campaign funds for their personal use, according to a plea deal filed in federal court Friday.
Jackson, D-Illinois, admitted to conspiracy and other charges related to the misappropriated campaign funds, according to the court documents.
CNN reported last week that Jackson had signed a plea deal with prosecutors investigating potential financial improprieties, but the details of the alleged improprieties weren't then available.
Jackson, who represented Illinois' 2nd Congressional District beginning in 1995, resigned in late November after winning election to a tenth term in the House. He had not been seen in Washington or his district since last spring, and his office slowly revealed that he was receiving treatment for a mood disorder, depression and gastrointestinal issues at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.FULL STORY
So was his depression treatment actually for depression or the effects of a guilty conscious?
Another corrupt Illinois politician.........BIG SUPRISE
Oh no! I am shocked! *rolling eyes
Reason 3,482 why we need some serious campaign reform in this country. Starting with campaign finance reform.
First way to reform finances is to put in place term limits, then throw all of the current politicians out of office. Every one, all Democrats and all Republicans.
That's a fact. Campaign reform and term limits are a must change.
Politicians being deceitful...? In other news, water is wet.
TIME!?!?!?!? LOL that's funny!!! If the Lady who is in the News now for Embezzlement of 1 Billion Dollars from Jack In the Box and Her current company due to she gambled it all in Video Poker worked out a Plea deal to pay back Not 1 Million but 1 Billion dollars......and NO JAIL TIME.......lol how does this poor Sap do any time also????? Nobody does time for BIG money...........you need to steal under 50 thousand at a bank to get time in prison........Look at all the Prison!!! who in there is doing time for stealing over 50K????? our Justice System is Pathethic!!!!! THis new Break came out today : San Diego ex mayor gambles away over $1 BILLION over 9 yrs
racist dad and criminal son, why am I not surprised
And to think smart people voted for this human!
what makes you say they are smart ??? Means they are easily lead/ consistently deceived and not able to discern the truth. Not sure there are a lot of wise people involved but their choices/options are really bad – Rahm is ANOTHER loser and story teller. We elected a President who listened to Rev. Wright for over 10 years. How smart was that ???
What "smart people" are you talking about??? He represents Illinois...
He made an error in judgment! You bet. No wonder he had a nervous breakdown, trying to figure out how to get out of that one.
Hey Judge, give this low life prison time.
One of common folk steals and we get 20 years.
The nut does not fall far from the tree.
Don't worry Junior, Obama will pardon you.
I wish he would rat out his corrupt daddy so they could both spend time behind bars!
How long before he claims that the prosecutor was motivated by "RAAAAACISM!!!!!!"