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Source: Jesse Jackson Jr. signs plea deal

There is nothing official yet, and still some loose ends being tied up in Washington, but tonight, sources say there is a deal between former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and federal prosecutors that will put him behind bars.

There has been silence from Jackson Jr. and his attorneys, but negotiations appear to have ended with an agreement to plead guilty to misusing campaign funds.

It’s been nearly three months since Jackson Jr. resigned from congress, saying then that he would ‘accept responsibility’ for his mistakes.

The Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. was mobbed during an appearance today, dealing with a barrage of questions about that reported deal between his son and the feds.

“I’m not going to discuss my son’s medical or legal situation. At the appropriate time it will be discussed,” Jackson Sr. said.

The 47-year-old ex-congressman’s former colleagues on Capitol Hill say they haven’t heard what the details are and they haven’t asked.

“I think they know that there are thousands and thousands and thousands of people who feel, as I have expressed, that they are so sorry. It’s so unfortunate that this scenario has developed,” said Congressman Danny Davis.

Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife former Alderman Sandi Jackson, have been neither seen nor heard from. There has been no activity around their South Side home. There has been no response from Jackson Jr.’s attorneys.  Even the U.S. Attorney’s office will neither confirm nor deny that a deal has been made, but reports out of the nation’s capital indicate an agreement with federal prosecutors is now nearly a week old, and that the consequences range from probation to five years in prison, and that jail time is likely under a blind plea agreement that would leave the former congressman’s fate in the hands of a federal judge in Washington.

“If this is true, and this is what comes out, I think that probably Jackson’s lawyers have said we’ll roll the dice and take a chance with whatever judge we get,” said WGN Legal Analyst Terry Sullivan.

“It may very well be that he’s agreed to something with a promise, or maybe even an alleged promise from the government that says we may not proceed with Sandi. That’s pure speculation, but it would proceed, and that’s saving his wife,” said WGN Political Analyst Paul Lisnek.

Another unknown is the fate of Sandi Jackson. Jackson resigned from the city council last month, and is also under federal investigation.

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15 Comments to “Source: Jesse Jackson Jr. signs plea deal”

    Johm oberman said:
    February 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Tell his honey bun she can stay with me now. Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    This guy always "hit" on the various FA's flying back from DC to Chicago all the time. To NO avail I might add.

    chicagorich said:
    February 8, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    does anyone really believe his BS excuse that he is bipolar?????
    it isnt something you contract in your 40's…..he and $andy belong in jail…his congressional district and her ward are an absolute disgrace…add in daddy's non for profit operation pu$h and brothers liquor distributor$hip….all in it for themselves! Jesse senior is next to go! good riddance!

      Juan said:
      February 8, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      How come your comment about the Jackson's got thru sensors? Mine was not allowed Yesterday.I figured some piece of crap at WGN works with the Jackson's and censored mine but there is CBS,FOX AND NBC. There they get thru.

      Todd Pardee said:
      February 9, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      Are you talking about a skirt chasing reverend that doesn’t have a church?

        John said:
        February 9, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        Knew this was coming. Part of the plea deal was for the Jacksons to give up their seats. Unseen Democrat hand orchestrating this show. Real justice and retribtion to the taxpayers of Illinois was not served!

    kid1339 said:
    February 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Low life's that live off tax payers !!

    jeff said:
    February 8, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    ha ha ha ha ha yep the tree is coming down ………………………………………………………………lets see how deep the roots are ………………………… obama ………….your not teflon ……………………………….blago and ryan got your number bortha…………………………………

    Monoxide said:
    February 9, 2013 at 3:54 AM

    All he had to do is serve his constituants and do his job. I don't see why that was so hard to do.

    pagan69 said:
    February 9, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Fret Naught Faire Kingdom, the Political Royalty never does real time in a real prison, after all isn’t he a Chicago and National Treasure? Just another in a long line of political corruption born from the bowels of Chicagoland that we can all be proud of, we elected them didn't we?

    kid1339 said:
    February 9, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Oberman, Do you mean the black or white one?

    kid1339 said:
    February 9, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    I did.

    Tired of the Morons said:
    February 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Good. POS. Take daddy with you. Hope your ass bleeds for months.

    kid1339 said:
    February 9, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Why would Jr. buy his girlfriend a man's rolex?

    DEBRA D said:
    February 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    I SAY LOCK THEM BOTH UP CAUSE THEY EACH KNEW WHAT EACH OTHER WAS DOING. ALSO LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY ARE NOT EXEMPT….

    Donna said:
    February 16, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Oh God everyone makes mistakes .i think you people with you're harsh comments need to take a look at you're skeletons in you're closet .yes they shouldn't have done these things but let god and the judicial system judge them not you evil people go jr

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