Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 2½ years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing more than $750,000 from his campaign fund and illegally using the money for personal purchases. “I was wrong and I don’t fault anyone,” he said. is wife received a term of one year and will have to serve out her entire sentence.The judge saw through his "I'm sick" bullshit.
The judge appeared to reject Jackson Jr.’s psychiatric defense, saying his string of accomplishments “points to only one conclusion: and that is that you knew better.”His wife got 1 year and will have to serve the full 12 months.
His wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th), was sentenced to 12 months, with the judge citing spending of campaign funds that included $5,000 in furs and parkas “in one day.” She was also ordered to pay $22,000 in restitution.Of course the Lawyers were trying to get them lower sentences or probation "for the Children". They should be in jail and the children raised by someone that isn't a criminal.
Sandi Jackson sat crying as Webb cited her “devotion to family and desire to participate” in the community and help the disadvantaged.Well, she and Jesse Jr sure helped themselves. Now she wants to help the disadvantaged? What have they got that she wants to steal?
A prison term for the once-powerful Jesse Jackson Jr. marks a spectacular fall from grace for the son of the famed civil rights leaderI refuse to call him Reverend. Where is his church? He's nothing but a race baiting asshole.*
Rev. Jesse Jackson.
If I stole 3/4 of a million dollars, They would lock me up for years on end. 30 months is a joke. And just when is JJ Jr. going to answer for trying to by Barack Obama's senate seat? Govenor Rod is serveing 14 years for talking about selling it. Maybe they can share a cell.
*In 1968, if James Earl Ray had aimed a little to the left, Dr. King would still be with us and Jackson would be a footnote in a history book.