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February 8, 2016

Jackson Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison


Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for the illegal use of $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use. For details, view the documents charging conspiracy, false statements, mail fraud, and wire fraud. Sandi, his wife, received a sentence of 12 months in prison for filing false tax returns.  View Roll Call article.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

  • bpai99

    Hopefully, national politics has seen the last of this opportunistic, ethically-challenged family.*

    Lest we forget, it’s instructive to remember how Jackson Sr. appeared
    at a rally in Chicago the day after MLK was shot, holding a bloody
    shirt and pontificating about how he “cradled the dying Martin in my
    arms” when in fact he was nowhere near the Lorraine Motel when King was

    The apple didn’t fall far from the tree in this case. Spare me the crap about bipolar disorder being the root cause of Jr.’s thieving lifestyle and lifelong sense of entitlement.

    *Unfortunately, he’ll probably pretend to be born-again while in prison, then come roaring back upon release talking about how he found redemption, is a changed and better man, and therefore obligated to use his talents on behalf of the little people by returning to elective politics. We’ve seen it before.

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