Report: Jesse Jackson Jr. In Plea Negotiations With Federal Prosecutors
While Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. remains at the Mayo Clinic, he was overwhelmingly re-elected to Congress on Tuesday to the surprise of absolutely nobody. Conveniently, it’s not being reported in the Chicago Sun-Times that the Congressman is reportedly in negotiations, through attorneys obviously, with Federal prosecutors over a possible plea deal related to ongoing criminal investigations against him:
Sneed has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who handily won re-election Tuesday despite a lengthy stay at Mayo Clinic for depression and bipolar disorder, is in the midst of plea discussions with the feds probing his alleged misuse of campaign funds.
“No one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing,” said a top Sneed source, who said Jackson is still undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic.
Sneed is also told Jackson, who returned to Mayo Clinic after undergoing outpatient treatment in the seclusion of his home in Washington, D.C., is not only being investigated for allegedly using campaign funds to decorate his Washington home — but also Sneed hears he may also have used campaign funds to buy a $40,000 Rolex watch as a gift for a female friend.
“This has been an ongoing nightmare for the Jackson family, particularly his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson, and the Reverend [his father, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.],” added the source, who is familiar with the campaign funds probe.
I suppose it would have been nice if the voters had known about this before Tuesday. Although somehow I doubt it would’ve mattered.
Sneed, by the way, is Sun-Times reporter Michael Sneed.
H/T: Taegan Goddard