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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Raghuveer Nayak
A longtime fundraiser for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. who was a figure in scandals that landed former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich behind bars was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for health care fraud.
A witness at former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's initial trial testified Wednesday at the sentencing of a Chicago-area businessman convicted of bribing doctors for referrals to surgery centers, describing "panic" among some political fundraisers after Blagojevich's 2008 arrest.
Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. is suffering from "physical and emotional ailments" that require extended in-patient treatment, according to a statement from his office Thursday.
"I'm really scared of the government. ... I'm scared to take a cup of coffee. I don't know if it's legal or not," he said, his voice breaking.
That prospect visibly unnerved Nayak, who told the judge he was confused and afraid.