Feds lay out funds misuse case against Jesse Jackson Jr.
February 15th, 2013
04:27 PM ET
1 year ago

Feds lay out funds misuse case against Jesse Jackson Jr.

Washington (CNN) – 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.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Terry

    Eventually, all Democratic politicians from Illinois will end up in prison.

    February 15, 2013 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  2. Mark

    Chicago.
    Politician.
    Criminal.

    February 15, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    Good riddance.

    February 15, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  4. Fair is Fair

    I'm shocked... SHOCKED, I tell you.

    February 15, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  5. Wilson

    As worthless as his father.

    February 15, 2013 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "Eventually, all Democratic politicians from Illinois will end up in prison."

    And all GOPers/Teatrolls will end up in asylums where their paranoid delusions can't hurt anyone anymore.

    February 15, 2013 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  7. Stewies Girl

    Arrogance will get them every time.

    February 15, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  8. Moose

    The bammans buddy, go figure

    February 15, 2013 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  9. george

    So what does that say about Governor "Ryan"...oh he must be the exception to your rule

    February 15, 2013 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  10. Jewels

    What a tool - he should be in jail...

    February 15, 2013 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  11. Scott

    Typical Democrat. Democrats love to steal. Isn't this guy a big Obama supporter?

    February 15, 2013 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  12. Captain Awesome

    The funny thing is that the people of Illinois voted for this loser while he was in the hospital recovering from his "stress". That says something about dumocrats. And everyone knows he was holding out until his Federal Pension kicked in to resign his post.

    February 15, 2013 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  13. Woman In California

    Only democrats misuse funds?

    February 15, 2013 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  14. Wes

    Jesse will blame it on racism or President Bush.

    February 15, 2013 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  15. Gurgyl

    I do not care whether he is democrat or Republican. Put this pig in Jail. No bail.

    February 15, 2013 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  16. johnny JackHammer

    Hey, he got caught, I bet there are many others guilty, oh wait, they are all millionaires, funny, congress, millionaire's club thanks to rich donors, hey he owned up to it, most don't......

    February 15, 2013 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  17. ronvan

    I DID NOT DO IT!!! WAIT. I have been caught!! Please forgive my little "error" in judgement! Sound familiar? And, what are they saying, $750 grand? How many of, WE, THE PEOPLE, could use ANY of that to help us make it?

    February 16, 2013 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  18. Sorensen

    Corrupt, dishonest and used-car salesman bad taste.

    February 16, 2013 08:41 am at 8:41 am |