Jesse Jackson Jr.'s spending binge 'over the top,' prosecutor says

  • Article by: Chicago Tribune
  • Updated: February 24, 2013 - 10:03 PM

WASHINGTON – Prosecutors were tougher with former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. than his wife, Sandi, because they viewed him as the one who enabled the couple’s seven-year $750,000 spending binge in which campaign funds were diverted to luxury goods, celebrity memorabilia, spa treatments and travel.

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mdachsFeb. 24, 1310:46 PM

A great example of an arrogant, egotistical politician who believed he was above the law and that the rules didn't apply to him!

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oracledelphiFeb. 25, 1311:41 AM

How could a Democrat go to jail for a spending binge? This must be racial or democratic profiling, either way, he should not spend any time in jail. There I go again with the spending.

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jdlellis1Feb. 25, 13 7:57 PM

Political corruption, schools failing miserably, over 500 murders in 2012. Since President Obama spoke on the local police MA incident in a few years back, jumped at the opportunity to speak on the Florida incident with two testosterone latent young men and vilifies the wealthy every chance he gets, why has he not come forth to speak on dysfunctional Chicago...his hometown!

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