We reported last week that Jackson spent tens of thousands of dollars on things like celebrity memorabilia and Rolex watches. Today Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to misusing almost a million dollars in campaign funds and now faces up to 5 years in prison.
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday morning to charges stemming from the misuse of campaign funds.
“Sir, for years I lived off my campaign,” Jackson Jr. told the judge. “I used money I shouldn’t have used for personal purposes.”
The Chicago Democrat, who appeared somber in court in Washington, D.C., said repeatedly that he was guilty of all of the charges.
“I did those things,” he said more than once, referring to the information provided by the prosecutor.
When asked if he wanted another moment to to consult with his attorneys, Jackson Jr. looked at his father who was seated in the back of the courtroom then turned to the judge.
“I am guilty, your honor,” Jackson Jr. said. “I accept responsibility.”
At 11:12 a.m., the judge officially declared him guilty.
His wife pleaded guilty just a few hours later. Jackson now faces 47-57 months in prison.
Let me remind you that it’s crooks like this who voted Obamacare into place. He’s a criminal, and was stealing his constituents’ money at the time he cast his “aye” for the largest tax increase in history.
It’s time to drain the swamp and throw the rest of the crooks out.