Don’t you just love the obfuscatory language of the plea? “Conspired to illegally spend” – where I come from, that’s theft. I’m sure he thought they “deserved” the money, in whatever twisted way that liberals who deem themselves society’s “elite” reckon using other people’s money. They even bought freakin’ mounted elk heads – what the hell did they need something like that for? I’m sure all his friends know he’d never touch a gun, much less engage in a plebeian sport like hunting. He’s going to plead guilty, so he’ll probably get a sweetheart deal that ordinary folks like me would never have a chance at.
Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) will plead guilty to conspiring with his wife to illegally spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses, including a $43,000 Rolex watch, fur coats and memorabilia associated with Michael Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Bruce Lee, according to information obtained by POLITICO.
The charges against him will include conspiracy, making false statements, and mail and wire fraud.
Jackson’s wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, is expected to plead guilty to a tax offense, according to a source close to the investigation. At different times, she has served as her husband’s campaign manager and campaign treasurer. Both Jacksons resigned from office amid the Justice Department’s investigation into their finances.
I love how the article goes on to say he’ll have to forfeit a “yet-to-be-determined” portion of the misspent funds. Why shouldn’t he have to forfeit ALL of it? He stole all of it.