Jesse Jackson Jr. had some cash flow problems

posted at 11:31 am on February 16, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

It seems like I can still remember back when Jesse Jackson Jr. disappeared for long stretches of time to seek treatment for debilitating health issues, becoming a sympathetic figure on the Left. Ah, good times, good times. Ed brought us up to date a couple of weeks ago, after it became obvious that there was quite a bit more to the story and that Jackson was heading for some serious legal problems. Well, now the tale is just about fully written and the details may come as a shock even to those who suspected the worst. The former congressman and his wife were dipping into the cash contributed by their supporters at a hefty pace, funding a lifestyle which was “way beyond their means” and the expected penalty is going to be high.

Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) will plead guilty to conspiring with his wife to illegally spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses, including a $43,000 Rolex watch, fur coats and memorabilia associated with Michael Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Bruce Lee, according to information obtained by POLITICO.

The charges against him include conspiracy, making false statements, and mail and wire fraud…

Prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of between 46 months and 57 months for Jackson Jr., as well as a fine of $10,000 to $100,000, and forfeiture of a yet-to-be-determined portion of the misspent $750,000 in campaign funds.

I’m not sure if Jackson really is suffering from some sort of mental illness or it was all a dodge to put up a smoke screen around an investigation that he knew was closing in on him. But either way, this isn’t going to turn into one of those cases of money getting lost in transfer or a misunderstanding of the campaign finance laws and what constitutes legitimate campaign expenditures. The details being released by the prosecutors are pretty graphic.

In one instance there was a completely bogus charge for “billboard expenses” transferred to his wife’s business and then almost immediately moved to their personal account to pay down credit card charges. Others ranged from, “airplane tickets, booze and cigars to groceries.” It would be difficult to argue that anyone seriously thought those were legal expenditures for a political campaign unless your campaign manager was Billy Carter.

But if there’s any plus side to all of this, the people of his district have probably learned a valuable lesson, and will quickly move to elect a fiscally conservative Republican with a sold background in financial management who will ….

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Sorry… almost injured myself laughing there.


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Bmore on February 16, 2013 at 8:21 PM

[Comment deleted -- Ed]

CorporatePiggy on February 16, 2013 at 11:42 AM

I get the occasional need for this and trust Ed’s judgment, but every time I see this I really really really want to know what was said.

I can’t help it.

By the way, I live in Chicago and y’all are right … no one cares and he can do no wrong.

cgoode777 on February 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM

I’m not sure if Jackson really is suffering from some sort of mental illness

He’s a democrat and a liberal. Of course he’s suffering a mental illness.

Oldnuke on February 16, 2013 at 10:35 PM

The former mayor of Birmingham, Alabama…Larry Langford had a similar problem. He owed about a quarter million to a clothing store and various big money to similar stores, all sorts of flashy jewelry, the finest ride in the ghetto, even his details of where he lived were shady because his house was in a suburban city but he barely squeezed by through leasing a condo or something. One of his first acts in office was to have a special smoking pavilion built extending out from his office for only about seven large. Upon conviction his wife played a pathetic race card so poorly even the usual race hustlers probably groaned.

Too bad Je$$e Jack$on $r. didn’t ‘$plain the special hustler formula to him:

Where $hakedown loot < bling expenditures = bad news for hoodlum

viking01 on February 16, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Personally I hope they re elect mel the molester

Aggie95 on February 16, 2013 at 11:23 PM

So my dad is retired from Illinois State University and they keep talking about reducing his pension, cutting his benefits and everything. Meanwhile the corrupt politicians keep doing things like this and driving illinois further into the hole. Its so common that politicians go to jail back home that everybody just expects it

speekr on February 17, 2013 at 12:13 AM

the people of his district have probably learned a valuable lesson, and will quickly move to elect a fiscally conservative Republican with a sold background in financial management who will ….

Funny…Governor Bloggy got a prison sentence for even hinting he wanted a little sweetness for his vote.

This ahole will probably emerge from 10 months of country prison time ( Daddy will see to that ) and be elected Governor…just like all the black thugs from Hastings to Waters to Barry to Sharpton do.

Like Lou Rawls said….and the colored girls go…

He wanted bling…26 inch wheels on his Dodge Magnum and “payback”.

Meanwhile on the south side where at least 5 of his ‘”people” die every weekend…he’s more interested in 46K Rollex’s.

He’s scum….and those who vote for him….are as bad as he is.

Twana on February 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Gets off lite-light!

Sherman1864 on February 17, 2013 at 3:58 AM

Like Lou Rawls said….and the colored girls go…
Twana on February 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM

That’s Lou Reed.

AmericanDad on February 17, 2013 at 6:23 AM

The obligatory:

Run Jesse! Run!

R Square on February 17, 2013 at 7:27 AM

He’ll do 2 years and be one of the most coddled prisoners ….works out to $ 400kper year. Crime doesn’t pay?

R Square on February 17, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Like Lou Rawls said….and the colored girls go…
Twana on February 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM

That’s Lou Reed.

AmericanDad on February 17, 2013 at 6:23 AM

But thinking of Lou Rawls singing it – really does make it funny….

famous amos on February 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Somebody from Sheecaaagggooo has to get caught. They can’t let them all(500 murders a year) go. Looks like it was Blago and now jax jr.’s turn. Had to be the sacrificial lambs.Somebody had to pay.Other wise it wouldn’t focus test.

rodguy911 on February 17, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Where $hakedown loot < bling expenditures = bad news for hoodlum

viking01 on February 16, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I like the “Hustla Formula”. You must be from Mountain Brook.

famous amos on February 17, 2013 at 8:47 AM

They won’t be able to keep this scum in jail, he’s so slimy he’ll ooze out under the jail cell.

rplat on February 17, 2013 at 8:51 AM

anyone from Chicago should be banned from running for national office. Don’t worry we still have over 2,100 cities to choose from.

tomas on February 17, 2013 at 8:53 AM

[Comment deleted -- Ed]

CorporatePiggy on February 16, 2013 at 11:42 AM

I get the occasional need for this and trust Ed’s judgment, but every time I see this I really really really want to know what was said.

cgoode777 on February 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Exactly. How bad could it possibly have been, Ed?

Jaibones on February 17, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Reparations.

unclesmrgol on February 17, 2013 at 10:12 AM

He gets the Felony Free to Carry Concealed card since he’s a government official…

unclesmrgol on February 17, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of between 46 months and 57 months for Jackson Jr., as well as a fine of $10,000 to $100,000, and forfeiture of a yet-to-be-determined portion of the misspent $750,000 in campaign funds.

That would depress me too, Jr.

BigAlSouth on February 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Not to worry. JJ Jr.’s constituency will find another lying thief that they will vote into office.

ghostwalker1 on February 17, 2013 at 11:21 AM

We all have cash flow problems – why JJ Jr. could not max out his own credit card
or get a pay day loan is beyond me…..
Or why guys like him feel entitled to grab what is not theirs is also beyond me.
I would make a horrible politician!

redguy on February 17, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Not if they spin the story that he took only the white man’s money…

right2bright on February 16, 2013 at 11:38 AM

I know a lot of Indians on the Rez who think this way as well.
It’s why both the Native American & African American communities have the problems they do. They wallow so much in their victimhood they see crime like this as a good thing, one to be emulated.

Badger40 on February 17, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of between 46 months and 57 months for Jackson Jr., as well as a fine of $10,000 to $100,000, and forfeiture of a yet-to-be-determined portion of the misspent $750,000 in campaign funds.

We are hearing that the deal is more than one year in prison, but less than two. Not nearly enough for this dirtbag.

Jaibones on February 17, 2013 at 3:14 PM

The corrupt people of Illinois need to elect more intelligent criminals.

VorDaj on February 17, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I can’t help thinking that more than a few of our representatives in Washington are whistling past the grave yard on this subject, appropriating campaign money for personal use.

notalemon on February 17, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Rep Jesse Jackson Jr (D) “will plead guilty to conspiring with his wife to illegally spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses, including a $43,000 Rolex watch, fur coats and memorabilia associated with Michael Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X.”

Senator Menendez is under FBI investigation for engaging in sex with underage prostitutes while supposedly traveling on the people’s business. But the water carrying-Obama swooning-marxist-dishonest-treasonous media is only covering Marco Rubio drinking water when it comes to congressional scandals. The Left and their ilk are pathetic, treasonous, dangerous asshats.

Jackalope on February 17, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Rep Jesse Jackson Jr (D) “will plead guilty to conspiring with his wife to illegally spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses, including a $43,000 Rolex watch, fur coats and memorabilia associated with Michael Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X”

Senator Menendez is under FBI investigation for engaging in sex with underage prostitutes while supposedly traveling on the people’s business. But the water carrying-Obama swooning-marxist-dishonest-treasonous media is only covering Marco Rubio drinking water when it comes to congressional scandals. The Left and their ilk are pathetic, treasonous, dangerous a$$hats.

Jackalope on February 17, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Greedy liberal pigs. 43,000 watch bought with campaign money.

SparkPlug on February 17, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Khan senior is a bigger crook

SparkPlug on February 17, 2013 at 5:08 PM

JJ SENIOR is a bigger crook.

Stupid android thingy.

SparkPlug on February 17, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hillbillyjim on February 17, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Reading the last paragraph reminds me of a congressional district in Georgia that replaced their scandal-ridden congresswoman Cynthia McKinney with Mensa member Hank Johnson. Remember, this district of geniuses in Chicago re-elected Jackson knowing he was going to prison.

Russ in OR on February 17, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Does Illinois (pronounce the “s”) have a prison just for ex-politicians?

Skipper50 on February 17, 2013 at 5:59 PM

I’ve always wondered how his father, Jessie Sr., became a multi-millionaire doing good deeds for the poor. I’m certain a number of religious organizations would like to know.

polarglen on February 17, 2013 at 6:37 PM

The Offspring – When You’re In Prison

Christien on February 17, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Enough of this mug’s mug shot.

It is not news he is a crook.

It did not take a bunch of cops to know he is a crook.

It is what it is.

The one who replaces him will be a crook.

It is just the cost of doing bussiness in Crooked Commie Chicago Town.

let it go

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 17, 2013 at 7:25 PM

to see if it is still hung up

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 17, 2013 at 7:42 PM

ya,

something is hung up in a Intel Processor somewhere inside here

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 17, 2013 at 7:43 PM

excsue me,,”there”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 17, 2013 at 7:44 PM

“quickly move to elect a fiscally conservative Republican with a sold background in financial management who will ….

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA”

THAT is funny… sad.. but funny.

Intrepid767 on February 17, 2013 at 8:05 PM

What does a $43,000 Rolex look like anyway?

Sherman1864 on February 17, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) will plead guilty to conspiring with his wife to illegally spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses, including a $43,000 Rolex watch, fur coats and memorabilia associated with Michael Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Bruce Lee

What difference does it make now!??!??

oops–wrong thread

ted c on February 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM

What does a $43,000 Rolex look like anyway?

Sherman1864 on February 17, 2013 at 8:38 PM

probably about 7.5 years in the federal pen….

ted c on February 17, 2013 at 8:45 PM

hes going to have a prostate flow issue soon.

dmacleo on February 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM

The former congressman and his wife were dipping into the cash contributed by their supporters at a hefty pace

Seems he fell asleep during his father’s lecture on how to avoid getting caught.

rukiddingme on February 17, 2013 at 9:03 PM

I think you’all are missing something here . .. . .

This prosecution was done with the full approval and support of Attorney General Eric Holder and his boss, Barrack Hussein Obama.

If Obama wasn’t good with JJ Jr. going to the Big House, he wouldn’t be going to the Big House. . . . period. There would be no downside for Obama to call off the Justice Department Hounds chasing JJ Jr. . . .it’s not like we have a News Media in this country who cares about graft and fraud done by a Democrat.

Remember, this is the same dynamic duo who have put the kaboash on the Fast and Furious investigation, and couldn’t be bothered with Black Panthers harassing voters at the polls.

Payback to JJ Senior for his remarks about Obama in 2007-2008?

Narniaman on February 17, 2013 at 9:16 PM

JJJ is the epitome of what you get when the MSM controls the narrative.

antipc on February 17, 2013 at 10:16 PM

If Obama wasn’t good with JJ Jr. going to the Big House, he wouldn’t be going to the Big House. . . . period.

Whether he goes to the Big House or not is still very much an open question. At this point, everything is “he could be sentenced …”. The prosecutors can recommend any sentence they want to withing the guidelines, but in the end it’s the judge who will decide what sentence he actually gets.

And I fully expect that the judge will either give him probation, or a suspended prison sentence. It’s Chicago – the fix has been in for a long time.

Gator Country on February 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Off topic
Last night’s episode of The Walking Dead was quite good, aside from one or two minor sub plots that were not totally convincing (the Glenn-Maggie squabble, for example).

It was very interesting seeing Merle and Daryl alone, and great to see Daryl rejoin the group in time to help Rick.

TigerPaw on February 18, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Watch out corporate America!!! Jesse “No Justic No Peace” Jerkson is ready for another round of shakedown. By the way, I am surprised they didn’t blame Gerge Bush yet.

Sticky Wicket on February 18, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Jesse Jr. won’t be elected Governor here.

Cook County is only 35% of the vote and the non-Cook Chicago suburbs and rural downstate Illinois won’t go for him. He could be re-elected to Congress later on though.

krome on February 19, 2013 at 10:57 AM

The apple don’t fall far from the tree. Chicago, shame on you!

StevC on February 19, 2013 at 5:09 PM

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