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Jesse Jackson Jr. Faces Federal Prison Time for Embezzling Campaign Funds

Outajoint Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 7:44 AM
Good old Illinois, only place where they don't need term limits for their politicians. They have prison terms instead. How cool is that ??? Plea begging gets him off with 5 years , not enough. His wife should be put away also, she is no better than he is. Why do you people in Illinois keep electing these people ??, maybe it is time you tried something else.

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) -- the disgraced former Congressman and son of liberal icon Jesse Jackson -- is preparing to plead guilty to federal charges filed today in Washington, DC.  Jackson is expected to admit to misusing $750,000 dollars from his campaign war chest, and faces up to five years in federal prison:

Jackson, who left the public eye last summer for treatment of bi-polar disorder and resigned from office in November, is not expected to make an appearance [in court], but he offered a response in his first statement to the public in...