Fur capes, celebrity memorabilia, a Rolex and mounted elk heads all came due for payment back in 2013 for Jesse Jackson Jr.
His payment was 30 months in prison, with 15 months off for good behavior.
In the spirit of the Chicago Jackson’s philanthropy, Jackson, Jr. decided to practice a bit of philanthropy on himself. That’s how he ended up in prison for misappropriation of campaign funds.
In Chicago what Jackson did is just part of the Politics-to-Prison program.
Jackson Jr. served in Congress from 1995 until he resigned after re-election in 2012, citing health reasons. Jackson tried to sell the idea that he was “out of his mind,” claiming to be bipolar. The fact is most politicians are bipolar, certainly Liberals, as they LOVE spending your money, and HATE spending theirs. He was eventually treated for at least six weeks for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and you can bet the prisoners got to know BOTH of Jackson, Jr’s personalities.
While Jackson, Jr is headed to the half-way house, he will be “tag-teaming” with wife Sandy who is set to begin her one year sentence 30 days after Jesse’s release. As Democrats like to say, “It’s for the kids!”
Sandy was sentenced for falsifying tax returns as a city council member for the Chicago “machine.”
Jackson will serve three years supervised release and has been ordered to perform 500 hours of community service. Sandi Jackson was given 12 months supervised release after she serves time in prison and 200 hours of community service.