Jesse Jackson Jr Bought Rolex And Michael Jackson Fedora With Campaign Money
Former Congressman Jessie Jackson Jr. used $750,000 in campaign funds to buy personal items ranging from a $43,000 gold Rolex watch to a $4,600 fedora worn by Michael Jackson, the Justice Department charged Friday.
Federal prosecutors slapped the one-time rising political star with fraud and conspiracy charges as they revealed the stunning allegations of misspending.
In an affidavit, prosecutors said Jackson used his campaign kitty to buy everything from a $5,000 football signed by U.S. presidents, furs and a cashmere cape to memorabilia related to Bruce Lee and Jimi Hendrix.
Jackson, the son of the famous civil rights leader, is expected to plead guilty, one of his lawyers said.
“Over the course of my life I have come to realize that none of us are immune from our share of
shortcomings and human frailties,” Jackson said in a statement. “Still I offer no excuses for my conduct and I fully accept my responsibility for the improper decisions and mistakes I have made.”
The ex-Congressman isn’t the only one gettin’ thrown under the bus, his wife has some ‘splainin’ to do to!
Jackson’s wife, campaign aide and former Chicago Alderwoman Sandra Stevens Jackson, was also charged Friday — with low-balling her income on federal tax returns for five years. She also will plead guilty, lawyers said.
We just can’t understand how the hell Jesse thought he was going to get away with this. We haven’t heard anything about a cover-up, or plans to disguise these outrageous purchases, it’s almost as if he said:
“Fawk it, I’m fixin’ to ball out!”
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