Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. may have been reelected while he was staying at the Mayo Clinic and not campaigning, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be going back to Washington, DC. More likely he’ll be spending some time in the slammer.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s 17-year career in Congress is coming to an end, and he will likely spend some time in jail as a result of a plea bargain, according to WBBM-TV2, Chicago’s CBS News affiliate.
Former federal prosecutor Dan Webb is negotiating the deal on behalf of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s son. Webb is now chairman of the law firm Winston & Strawn.
WBBM reported that a tentative deal has been reached that will include a guilty plea on charges that Jackson misused campaign funds for his own personal gain. He would have to resign his seat in Congress and pay back political contributions that he used for personal expenses and perks.
“At least some jail time would seem inevitable,” the Chicago newscast reported Friday night. (Read More)
Maybe while his dad is looking for payback from Obama he’ll ask for a pardon.
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