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New judge assigned for Jackson sentencing

A new judge has been seated to sentence former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi.

Judge Amy Jackson, no relation, once defended another convicted Congressman, Louisiana Democrat William Jefferson, against charges of official corruption.

The Jacksons admitted looting the Congressman’s campaign fund to support a lavish lifestyle, and not reporting it to the IRS.

Jackson could get five years in prison; his wife could get two years.

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14 Comments to “New judge assigned for Jackson sentencing”

    pagan69 said:
    April 17, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Poster Children for what is wrong with Illinois politics, too long in office and greed.

      rich said:
      April 17, 2013 at 8:21 AM

      Yesssss, we have way too many of these crooks in Illinois politics,I just wish we really knew what they were locking this scum bag up for,7500000 is not that much to cop a plea to for a Congress man who’s been at the job for 17 years, sooooooo jjj what did you really get caught doing

        Joe Lake said:
        April 17, 2013 at 8:26 AM

        The end is near. Joe Lake, Chicago

    joe said:
    April 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    New Judge?? Why? What deals have been made??

      Caligula said:
      April 17, 2013 at 8:44 AM

      Exactly my thoughts.

      sharong4 said:
      April 17, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      You are so right, What happened to the old judge? Something stinks.

    attitude killer said:
    April 17, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    i love this pic shes got the face of divorce

    sharong4 said:
    April 17, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    No more than White men with power.

    joe said:
    April 17, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Opportinity, Opportunity, Opportunity!!! Slip the new Judge in while the Country is pre occupied with Boston. We will see how the news media reacts to this change. Will they report it or treat it with kid gloves. Don't be surprised to see them walk.

    kirby1414 said:
    April 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    And I read somewhere last night that JJJ has a new pro bono attorney with connections to Washington DC….this isn't over – but, I predict that the Jacksons will come out much better than you or I would…he's got connections – - The whole family is crooks – so I guess we should keep that in mind~

    lovingmommy said:
    April 17, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Where is Rev Jesse Jackson now? Always trying to be the advocate against "racial profiling!" Always attacking other races for being "racist against blacks." Where is he now when his corrupt son and daughter in law face charges. Why doesnt daddy come to the rescue now? All politicians are crooks. these two were just stupid enough to get caught. I mean, $75,000 on a watch for a friend and gifs for others! really? And here the city is raising parking meter fees; among MANY OTHER services! let's see you pull out the race card now Mr. Rev.

      kirby1414 said:
      April 17, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      Well said – you read my mind!!

    Wisconsinite said:
    April 17, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    We all know the saying " the apple does not fall far from the tree " Senior just hasn't been caught yet !

    enbeuu said:
    April 17, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    40 years ago I spent some time in Chicago as a grad student at Purdue; never did understand Illinois' reputation as being so corrupt in their politics; the people I knew would not tolerate such craziness; but it happens.

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