Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson Jr. In Plea Deal Talks With Feds, Sources Say
Posted on 11/08/2012 4:55:38 PM PST by drewh
Sneed has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who handily won re-election Tuesday despite a lengthy stay at Mayo Clinic for depression and bipolar disorder, is in the midst of plea discussions with the feds probing his alleged misuse of campaign funds.
No one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing, said a top Sneed source, who said Jackson is still undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic
Sneed is also told Jackson, who returned to Mayo Clinic after undergoing outpatient treatment in the seclusion of his home in Washington, D.C., is not only being investigated for allegedly using campaign funds to decorate his Washington home but also Sneed hears he may also have used campaign funds to buy a $40,000 Rolex watch as a gift for a female friend.
Jackson, meanwhile, is also facing a House ethics probe over his alleged involvement in the Blagojevich case.
◆ The buckshot: If Jackson, a 17-year veteran of Congress, opts to plead guilty to a federal felony or goes to trial and is found guilty hed have to resign from the office he just won with a commanding 64 percent of the vote. A new election would then have to be called.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal last month, attorneys for the lawmaker recently sought assurance from senior Justice Department officials to not seek an indictment before the November election.
The Justice Department officials refused to make such a promise, according to the article.
Frank Watkins, a spokesman in Jacksons congressional office, refused to comment on the potential plea deal.
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I knew it. They just waited till after the election to report this so it wouldn’t hurt Democrats.
Oh, it wasn’t going to hurt Jesse Jacka** Jr. His ignorant constituents would vote for him even if he ate a live baby on TV, but it might have heard the Democratic Party and the media certainly didn’t want that to happen.
Yeah, but he only won because the evangelicals stayed home.
Detroit elects an 8 time felon..
JJ Jr having his 'plea bargain' negotiations announced...from the mental health facility!!
Republicans give up seats in the Senate
Tea Party candidates lose all over the place
Talking head TV anchor extol the virtues of a weather event that has killed over a 100 people, as 'glad that storm came along'
The pink-slip parade that is going on in all shapes and sizes at multiple corporations
Ink not even dry ont he election and Bammy is trying to give away our rights to the U.N.
..and this is only Week 1. We are in for some frigging ROUGH TIMES!!
64%. There’s some really bright folks in his district.
Can’t he just say he was doing government business and sweep it all away like a Kennedy?
let me tell you...often people in trouble with the law will duck into a hospital of drug clinic just in the nick of time...phoney baloney...
Heck... I thought most politicians from Illinois finished their term in the gray bar manor.....
Regardless, JJJ's replacement WILL be yet another liberal. WHY go through the rigamarole of electing someone that his constituents KNEW was heading for prison?
He’s tan, he is rested and he is ready!
Knife. Boat. Africa.
64%. Theres some really bright folks in his district.
Hell, add a couple of felonies on there and he will boost it up to 98 or 99, I would like to see the 47% in his district that voted against him.