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Read the Full Criminal Complaint Against Jesse Jackson Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr., Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen shared places in the memorabilia collection the disgraced former congressman of the 2nd District treated himself to with campaign money.

 Federal prosecutors filed criminal information in the case against Jesse Jackson Jr. Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., accusing the ex-congressman of spending $750,000 in campaign funds on memorabilia, furs, gold watches and other extravagances.

In Case 1:13-cr-00058-RLW, the United States of America vs. Jesse Jackson Jr., he faces charges of conspiracy, false statements, mail fraud and wire fraud, and the government is seeking forfeiture of assets.

His wife is charged with filing false income tax returns.

Jackson's lawyers negotiated a plea deal for him. Read the federal document for a full list of goods the feds want the Jacksons to turn over.

 

mr lahey February 16, 2013 at 04:03 AM
why any surprise...like scumbag father, like scumbag son welcome to illinois politics
Hernendo RevolveR February 17, 2013 at 01:35 AM
The sad thing is that he was re-elected and the people knew that this was all coming. This country is destroying itself from within.
BUTCH February 17, 2013 at 01:39 AM
Gee Jesse we hardly knew u after almost 18 years the Blondes, Rolex watches and Indian-(that is Indian not ours ) contributors gave u a real self importance oh well there is another reformer in the wings but it don't amount to a postage stamp because he and Mel before him screwed the pooch good for ANY SERIOUS REPRESENTATION from this dist. Is this the Lahey page u hardly say anything rational!
nick February 17, 2013 at 04:36 AM
The apple didn't fall too far from the tree.
SmartMan5 February 17, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Do you think they will do a much time in the joint as an inner city kid who knocks off a liquor store for $750, let alone $750,000?
nick February 17, 2013 at 05:07 PM
If Jr. is sent to jail, Sr. will show up with the usual bus loads of protesters from the projects. Or maybe Jr. will just play the race card. www.angelfire.com/nj4/jjrcard/ Or www.break.com/.../jesse-jackson-race-card-43...
SmartMan5 February 17, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Oh, you can bet on that Nick!
DJ February 17, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Seeing as how a lot of the second Congressional District resides in jail, they should be well represented. They will even share the same color jump suit.

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