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

Pistol Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 5:46 AM
What's news here? Just another black inner city Democrat politician, following the finest traditions of Alcee Hastings, Kwame Fitzpatrick, Kool Kash Jefferson, Marion Barry, and Barry Obama. Move on, folks. Nothing happening here that concerns you.

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...