Jesse Jackson Jr. promises to pay $200,000 by Nov. 1 in fraud case
October 25th, 2013
02:14 PM ET
1 year ago

Jesse Jackson Jr. promises to pay $200,000 by Nov. 1 in fraud case

(CNN) - Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has promised to pay $200,000 towards his $750,000 fraud judgment by November 1, according to court documents.

Filed Friday, the documents show that Jackson has so far been unable to meet his financial obligations in the judgment and has promised to sell a property he owns in Washington, D.C. in order to start paying it off. Jackson pleaded guilty in February to misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds, money that went to personal expenses like vacations, fur coats and movie memorabilia.

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The filing requests that the former Illinois Congressman and once-rising star in the Democratic party be given until June of next year to pay the full amount. He will need to submit a status report by mid-May.

In addition to the fine, Jackson was sentenced in August to 30 months in prison, a term he is due to start in a matter of weeks. His wife, Sandra Jackson, was also caught up in the case and pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns that failed to account for hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxable income. She was sentenced to 12 months in prison.

The property Jackson is promising to sell is located in Washington, D.C.’s costly Dupont Circle neighborhood. Jackson could also be forced to sell a property in Chicago.

–CNN’s Bryan Koenig and Carol Cratty contributed to this report.


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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Woman In California

    Just what the Christians need on a Friday afternoon to get ready for their love of Jesus on Sunday.

    October 25, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  2. smith

    Dude your done! Your a corrupt dummy and got what you deserved. Your attempt for pity will fall on deaf ears.

    October 25, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  3. Ol' Yeller

    Uhhhh, Woman in California... I'm not sure what in THE heII you are talking about. What does this story have to do with your two day get-ready for loving Jesus ritual? (whatever that is)

    October 25, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  4. Thomas

    What about the 40.000 dollar Rolex ?

    October 25, 2013 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  5. Scott

    JJ Jr not in prison yet? What's that all about?

    October 25, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  6. Woman In California

    @ Ol Yeller

    FYI: Its called sarcasm.
    Get it?

    October 25, 2013 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  7. Jim

    I wonder what would happen to me if I stole $750,000? Would I get 30 months, with time off for "good" behavior? I'd probably get 30 years. It would be interesting to see, on average, how much time is served for grand larceny on this scale. What do you think?

    October 25, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  8. Wake up People!

    He should have to sell EVERYTHING to pay back the money he and his wife stole.

    October 25, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  9. The Real Tom Paine

    Good. Pay up, Jr.

    October 25, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  10. Wake up People!

    30 months in prison while Kwame Kilpatrick gets 28 years for the exact same thing. I know Kwame belongs in prison but he's getting more time than murderers, rapists and car jackers.

    Ole JJ probably didn't have a group of mostly white, suburban jurors.

    October 25, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  11. just saying

    Woman In California
    Just what the Christians need on a Friday afternoon to get ready for their love of Jesus on Sunday.
    --

    you are filled with hate and bigotry. seek treatment.

    October 25, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  12. Thomas

    It's to bad he wasn't in Texas , he could have had Tom DeLay's judge overturn his conviction !

    October 25, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |