Jesse Jackson Jr. Headed To Jail?
Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun-Times reports on the status of plea negotiations between the United States Attorney and former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr:
Sneed has learned a plea deal is now on the table between former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and federal authorities probing allegations of campaign fund misuse.
Sneed is told the plea deal includes Jackson serving time in federal prison.
Significant jail time is now definitely a part of the deal,” said a top Sneed source close to the probe.
“But I think [Jackson’s wife] Sandi, feels like she was thrown under the bus by her husband, ” now that a separate probe has begun on her, a second source added.
Sandi Jackson claims she was stunned by campaign finance abuse disclosures against her husband, who has been treated for mental disorders and allegedly spent $40,000 on a Rolex watch purchased with campaign funds.
Just last week, Federal investigators opened a separate investigation in to Mrs. Jackson who, until recently, was a Chicago Alderman as well as a paid consultant to her husband’s campaign to the tune of some $5,000 per month. Whether they think she was actually involved in Jackson’s activities or not is unclear, but it certainly does make things interesting.