The Other McCain

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GUILTY! GUILTY! GUILTY!

Posted on | February 20, 2013 | 9 Comments

That’s right, folks. Another corrupt Chicago Democrat — but I repeat myself — is on his way to federal prison:

With moist eyes and soft voices, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife pleaded guilty to federal charges on Wednesday related to years of using campaign funds for personal expenses that included purchases of Michael Jackson memorabilia and a Rolex watch.
“Guilty, your honor,” Jackson responded to U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins while dabbing his eyes with a handkerchief  . . .
Jackson admitted to diverting about $750,000 for personal purposes from 2005 to 2012.
Wilkins set sentencing for June 28, when Jackson could face up to five years in prison.
At a separate hearing later on Wednesday, former Chicago Alderman Sandra Stevens Jackson, 49, also pleaded guilty in a quavering voice to one count of filing false tax returns in connection with the misuse of her husband’s campaign funds.
The charge involved a failure to declare more than $600,000 in income from 2005 to 2011. The total came from campaign funds.
She wept openly after returning to the defense table. Wilkins set her sentencing for July 1, when she could receive up to three years in prison.

Swindling $750,000 and trying to hide more than $600,000 from the IRS, because Democrats, they’re looking out for the little guy.

Via Memeorandum, with more commentary from Gateway Pundit, Ken Shepherd at NewsBusters and Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin.

UPDATE: Oh, happy day!

 

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Comments

  • http://twitter.com/thatMrGguy Mike G.

    What do you figure the odds are of them both getting a full pardon from Teh One?

  • http://chicagoboyz.net/ TMLutas

    Actually, I’d rate Jesse Jr’s pardon chances as not that good. Do you think Obama’s really forgotten daddy’s “I want to cut his nuts off” remark from several years ago?

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    The only way it happens is the Chicago way (something for something).

  • http://twitter.com/largebill68 William Keane

    Or slightly more accurately: the Chicago way (something for something and the taxpayers get the bill).

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    The prison time is the squirrel in a shiny hat intended to distract your attention.

    The real bottom line will be the fine. The judge can make them pay full restitution plus a penalty. Anything less than full restitution means they are being allowed to keep the money they STOLE. And yes, “diverting” or “misusing” campaign funds is stealing – try diverting or misusing some funds from the company you work for, you’ll see.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    If Barack had a son…

  • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ McGehee

    Besides, Obama’s idea of a reward for loyalty is a close-up look at the underside of a speeding bus.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    …and a daughter.