Corrupt politicians? Book ’em!
Another day, another Illinois politician in legal trouble. We keep waiting for the final chapter to be written in the state’s long history of political corruption. After a serious charge was filed against former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., we’re still waiting.
Another chapter has been written in Illinois’ long, sordid history of political corruption.
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a Chicago Democrat, was charged Friday with one count of conspiracy. Federal prosecutors say Jackson conspired to convert $750,000 in campaign funds to his personal use.
Caught up in the scheme was Jackson’s wife, Sandra, who was charged with one count of filing false joint federal income tax returns from 2006 to 2011. Prosecutors say Mrs. Jackson knowingly understated the couple’s income.
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