Did You Know...

   

Jesse Jackson Jr. pleads guilty

Share
By Doug Powers  •  February 20, 2013 02:31 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

This just in via the Washington Times:

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to a conspiracy charge involving more than $750,000 in campaign funds at a dramatic hearing before a federal judge in Washington.

“I am guilty, your honor,” he said, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

As part of the plea agreement, Jackson could face a jail sentence of 46 to 57 months, the Tribune reported. But both sides reserved the right to argue for more — or less — jail time, the paper continued. His sentencing hearing is set for this summer.

“I used money I shouldn’t have … for personal reasons,” Jackson said, according to the Tribune. “I acknowledge that.”

He also faces a fine of between $10,000 and $100,000, which presumably can’t be paid with campaign funds.

Jackson’s wife is expected to plead guilty to filing false tax returns, meaning she’ll probably either spend time in jail or as the next treasury secretary.

At least there was some stewardship of taxpayer dollars on display today:

When Wilkins asked if he realized that the guilty plea meant giving up the right to a trial, Jackson responded: “I have no interest in wasting the taxpayers’ time or money.”

Now if we could only get people like this to think that way while they’re in office.

MSNBC treated its viewers to a spirited game of “name that party” with this story today.

Video from CBS News:

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Harry Reid given the retirement salute he so richly deserves, courtesy of Sen. Tom Cotton

May 26, 2016 08:40 PM by Doug Powers

wrestling

Slammed

Hillary hopes State Dept. changes procedures so future secretaries can’t hide secret servers & mass delete emails

May 25, 2016 09:36 PM by Doug Powers

hillaryshrug

Because they care

What a pal! Clinton crony Terry McAuliffe attracts FBI’s attention so Hillary doesn’t feel unfairly singled out

May 25, 2016 07:29 AM by Doug Powers

hillarymcauliffe

Cronies under investigation together stay together

His contrails will go on: DiCaprio takes private jet from France to NYC to accept environmental award (Open thread)

May 22, 2016 10:06 AM by Doug Powers

kerrydicaprio

Hypocrite parade: Powered by dreams and jet fuel

Your tax dollars at war (against you): Behold Planned Parenthood’s election year ‘army’

May 21, 2016 05:45 AM by Doug Powers

patton

This mission should be aborted


Categories: Abortion, Feature Story, Barack Obama, Democrats, 2016 Campaign

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook