Ex-2nd District Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. might face up to 57 months in prison after he was criminally charged Friday with spending $750,000 of his campaign funds for personal use, Sun-Times Media reports.
To be exact, the defamed former representative was charged with the following, according to the Sun-Times:
- Making False Statements
- Mail Fraud
- Wire Fraud
The Sun-Times also lists the following items as allegedly purchased with misspent campaign dollars:
- $43,350—Rolex watch (gold-plated)
- $10,000—Children's furniture
- $5,595—Martin Luther King Jr. memorabilia
- $2,955—Bruce Lee memorabilia
- $5,000—Football signed by various former presidents.
- $20,000—Michael Jackson memorabilia
- $?—Mink cashmere capes and parkas
“I can’t comment on any of (those purchases),” Jesse Jackson Sr. told the Sun-Times. “I could not and should not. I don’t know enough about it. We’re close enough to remain prayerful and supportive. But, I don’t know anything about the legal details.”
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