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    Jesse Jr to implicate wife in plea deal arrangement?

    Jesse Jr to implicate wife in plea deal arrangement?

    Federal charges expected to be filed today in DC reportedly would implicate his wife, former Alderman Sandi Jackson, resulting in tax fraud charges against her.

    Sandi had been receiving a $5,000 per month check from the Jackson Jr campaign for consulting over the course of several years. CBS reports:

    Jesse Jackson Jr. will plead guilty to one felony count of misuse of campaign funds and then let a federal judge determine his punishment, which according to the agreement could range from probation to five year in prison.

    Jackson’s deal calls for him to repay hundreds of thousands of dollars spent for things like travel and meals with a mistress and a $40,000 men’s Rolex watch he bought for himself. Jackson’s resignation from Congress was also part of the deal.

    But Jackson’s pleading guilty to using campaign funds for personal expenses could expose Sandi, his campaign manager, to tax-fraud charges.

    The congressman’s guilty plea says Sandi knew about improper purchases that apparently include breakfast snacks, cosmetic services, even beds purchased for campaign workers.

    Sandi Jackson is expected to accept responsibility for some things because, as the congressman’s campaign manager, she signed the tax returns.

    Both Jacksons could face penalties ranging from probation to jail time.

    Full details of the plea deal, which also is said to include “significant jail time,” will be made known by Tuesday, at the latest. The filings in DC will not require court hearings by either Jackson Jr or his wife, Sandi.


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    Juba Doobai! | February 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    This is totally hilarious. Junior rats out his wife. What else can you expect from a party whose head pays men more than women? Protect his woman? Not if Junior can save his own skin. I hope the two of them get considerable jail time.

    Let’s see now. Counting down to the time the RACISM charge gets tossed into this, right JJ-1, Al, Clyburn, et al..

    “”If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon Sandi,” Obama said

    Anyone who thinks the Democrats will even notice this is in for a rude surprise. They will say “Well, those taxes, they’re complicated.” And, then, they will turn to talking about the entertainment news.

    Pick at them a little, and you will get an admission that black Democrats don’t know how to comply with the law.

    That is the soft bigotry of low expectations in action.

    Henry Hawkins | February 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Does this place Junior in line for a shot at the Treasury job?

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