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Jesse Jackson Jr., wife charged in federal cases

By Pete Yost

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:59 a.m. HST, Feb 15, 2013

WASHINGTON » Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been charged with spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. His wife was charged with filing false income tax forms.

Federal prosecutors filed a charge of conspiracy against the former congressman and charged his wife, Sandra, with one count of filing false joint federal income tax returns for the years 2006 through 2011.

In a statement, the former congressman says he offers no excuses for his conduct and fully accepts responsibility for the improper decisions and mistakes he has made.

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HAJAA1 wrote:
on February 15,2013 | 11:09AM
cojef wrote:
Politician admitting his guilt? That sure is strange, but could be he could not b-ll his way out of it. Wonder how his wife got involved, usually they just sign the tax return and have no idea at all of the shennigans husbands do, in most cases.
on February 15,2013 | 11:28AM
loquaciousone wrote:
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. His daddy is the biggest crook there is. He's just too smart to get caught.
on February 15,2013 | 11:31AM
kispest wrote:
...so far...
on February 15,2013 | 11:49AM
false wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on February 15,2013 | 11:39AM
false wrote:
bad comment
on February 15,2013 | 11:57AM
Kapua91 wrote:
More like an ignorant comment
on February 15,2013 | 02:56PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
on February 15,2013 | 12:14PM
allie wrote:
on February 15,2013 | 11:49AM
9ronboz wrote:
How much did his dad get?
on February 15,2013 | 12:25PM
st1d wrote:
like father like son.
on February 15,2013 | 12:42PM
nontaister1 wrote:
So,this is the cause of all that depression....
on February 15,2013 | 01:24PM
serious wrote:
Typical of Chicago politics--Gov Blagojevich's wife was getting $20,000 a month from a real estate firm for doing nothing, but they got the deals from the State. Look at Tammy Baker--usually the wife gets away. I used to rent a number of homes, one type never never paid rent.
on February 15,2013 | 03:13PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Is Barry still in support of this criminal or is he now distancing himself?
on February 15,2013 | 04:12PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Jackson and his wife have no need to worry. With their political connections, they can drag out the legal proceedings long enough to be pardoned by President Obama before he leaves office in 2016 along with several other Obama friends and associates including convict Tony Rezko, former Illinois governors and convicts Rod Blagojevich and George H. Ryan, convicted domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and his convicted domestic terrorists wife Bernadine Dohrn and a few more shady Chicago characters who helped Obama’s political career.
on February 15,2013 | 04:39PM
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