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I Am Somebody...doing 30 months

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by heyabbott, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Washington (CNN) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., once a rising Democratic star whose political fortunes imploded over the use of campaign finances to support lavish personal spending, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Wednesday.


    The ex-Illinois lawmaker's wife, Sandi, received a 12-month sentence for her role in her husband's misuse of roughly $750,000 in campaign funds over several years


    According to court records, Jackson misused about $750,000 in campaign funds from August 2005 through July 2012. Some of the eye-popping spending included $60,000 at Antiques of Nevada, where Jackson bought two hats belonging to the late singer Michael Jackson costing more than $8,000; a $5,000 football signed by U.S. presidents; and memorabilia involving the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and martial artist Bruce Lee.

    The Jackson's also use campaign funds to purchase Blu-Ray DVD players from Best Buy, dresses and jewelry from a small boutique and fur capes and parkas from a Beverly Hills, California, furrier.


    Keep Hope Alive and don't drop the soap
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Wow, I guess daddy didn't do a very good job of raising his boy. Jesse Sr. never got caught doing this.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Maybe the Clintons will be joining them based on
    this NY Times story today:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/14/us/politics/unease-at-clinton-foundation-over-finances-and-ambitions.html?hp&_r=0
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