Tearful ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. admits fraud

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nixonfan wrote:

The wrong Jackson went to jail. Isn’t extortion illegal in Illinois?

Feb 20, 2013 11:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
venturen wrote:

Doesn’t this apply to pretty much every democrat?

Feb 20, 2013 12:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:

The guys that steal millions and billions walk around scott free while destroying the lives of thousands and this poor sap is going to jail for misusing money that was freely given to him.

Go figure.

Feb 20, 2013 12:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

I do respect his honesty about it… I’d vote for him over most of the clowns in office because of it.

Feb 20, 2013 1:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse

People are fools. Politicans are only sorry when they get caught, it doesn’t take genius to figure out all his shenanigans about mental illness was just attempt to skip justice.

Feb 20, 2013 2:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PaulBradley wrote:

Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi enriched themselves with public’s money that were deducted from donating entities’ taxes and therefore, in reality, contributed by vast majority of the tax-paying public.
Both of them were working for governments. As described in this article, their behavior is appalling, to say the least. As public officials, they should have known better.
Some of the commentators published here imply that $750,000 is small amount of money, comparing. . . .
I don’t think it is, however, even if it relatively is, crooks generally start stealing small amounts and, if not caught in the early stage of their criminal behavior, they gain confidence that leads their future fraudulent acts to reach highs of millions, even in same cases billions.
Five years in jail – - they deserve more!

Feb 20, 2013 3:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mediamaven wrote:

So, does this mean we can prosecute all the thugs on Wall Street for our countries financial ruin? It should. This is small potatoes and he is getting roasted. What about Wall Street?

Feb 20, 2013 3:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
luvleep wrote:

He is crying now but what was his expression when he was stealing?

Feb 20, 2013 3:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Publius1791 wrote:

Let us hope that part of the ‘plea deal’ has Jackson Jr. forfeiting any and all health and pension benefits that would be provided him by the tax payers who’s confidence he chose to blatantly violate.

After all, he is a convicted felon.

Feb 20, 2013 3:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Dannie777 wrote:

You can tell he is only sorry that he got caught!

Feb 20, 2013 3:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Hey guess what Martin Luther King Jr would be ashamed and would tell him sorry son but your paying the price for misusing your power. Instead of using the money for charity and for God. He would also be ashamed of another person named Al Sharpton who campaigned with James Sharpe during the campaign b/n Sharpe n Booker. These so called civil right activists have misused there power they hold and these are the consequences, God doesn’t like cheaters.

Feb 20, 2013 4:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Lowell_Thinks wrote:

It’s okay, as long as he is not a white republican, he will be given a pass. Obama went to bed on the 9/11 anniversary while our ambassador was being murdered and came out without a blemish; good thing it wasn’t Bush.

Feb 20, 2013 4:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ajmg1 wrote:

Another case of the elitist government that we are supporting. They think they are above the law. I just wonder how many have not been caught and how many that will never get caught. Think about it, how many congressmen are living well above that of an ordinary citizen making the same amount of money? ($174,000 per year for congressment and Senators.

Feb 20, 2013 4:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
HappyGirl4u wrote:

i hope that $13,000.00 autographed poster of Yoda was worth it. He won’t go to jail though. So i guess it was.

Feb 20, 2013 4:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TrueWatchman wrote:

Harry 079 is dead on. The banks tanked the world economies….not one has been charged with wrong doing. Congressmen with insider trades…..free from prosecution….do you blame him…..? They gave him the money….no strings….if a Rolex helped him keep time, so be it. If a fur cape kept him warm ….so be it….consider Big Oil….Monsanto….Goldman Sachs, AIG…..what say you?

Feb 20, 2013 4:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Here’s another one that was elected for the color of his skin–we can all see the content of his character. A disgrace to America.

Feb 20, 2013 4:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Ed57 wrote:

@Harry079 So because of all these possible, nameless, maybe-crooks in your warped mind we should let this POS go free?

Feb 20, 2013 5:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ccharles wrote:

The bipolar episode was trying to build an alibi. Since this was a way of life for him, said he lived off it for several years. Then he should be taken to task, and sent away and taken care for quite a few years, his wife is no better.

Man i wonder why i have to follow the law. Wonder what they would charge me with and what sentence i would get if i stole 750,000 dollars. Somethings just make you say Huummmmmm

Feb 20, 2013 6:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AZ1811 wrote:

No one has ever asked. Where did Jesse Jackson SENIOR get the funds to sustain his lifestyle for all these years without ever holding a real job (even political) anywhere.

Answer that and you can see that the apple does not fall far from the tree.

Feb 20, 2013 7:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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