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Jesse Jackson Jr.
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For most of my life I lived in Illinois, and I still follow the state's politics despite the fact that I relocated to Arizona last summer. The latest political scandal involving former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is only one in a long list of political scandals in Illinois ("Jesse Jackson Jr. pleads guilty: Obama and Emanuel have no comment," Web Communities section, Saturday). Perhaps I should not be surprised, but I refuse to become that cynical.
In a spectacular fall from political prominence, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife agreed Friday to plead guilty to federal charges growing out of what prosecutors said was a scheme to use $750,000 in campaign funds for lavish personal expenses, including a $43,000 gold watch and furs.
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was officially charged Friday with illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, while his wife was charged with filing false income tax forms.
Embattled former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois has agreed to plead guilty and faces possible jail time as part of a deal with federal authorities investigating accusations he misused campaign money, Chicago news outlets reported Friday.
An exclusive by the Chicago Sun-Times has revealed a plea deal involving "significant jail time" is now on the table between former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and federal officials concerning a misuse of campaign funds.
The wife of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. — who resigned his congressional seat in November, after facing fire from federal investigators along with ailing health — is now in the midst of her own federal inquiry.
Retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman in his final Senate floor speech urged Congress to put partisan rancor aside and reach across party lines to break Washington's gridlock.
The jockeying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. began before the ink was dry on the former congressman's resignation letter.
A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner says he has received letter of resignation from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.