Jesse Jackson Jr. ‘To Resign From Office by End of the Year if Plea Deal Is Accepted’

John Clarke, Daily Mail (London), November 11, 2012

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is reportedly negotiating a plea deal with the federal government that would effectively end his 17-year congressional career.

Mr Jackson’s attorney, Dan Webb, is currently in talks with the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, it was claimed.

In addition to resigning, the deal also calls for Jackson to plead guilty to charges involving misuse of campaign funds and repay any contributions he appropriated for personal use, such as money spent on home furnishings and travel, according to reports.

According to Chicago’s CBS 2Jackson, the son of civil-rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., also faces jail time.

Mr Jackson’s pension, for which he would receive between $65,000 and $80,000 a year for each of his 17 years in Congress, is also part of the current negotiations.

The congressman is 47, and won’t be eligible for pension payouts until he’s 62, CBS reports.

Mr Jackson is allegedly currently being treated for a bi-polar disorder, both at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and as an outpatient at his home in Washington.

He has been on medical leave since June and despite not making any campaign appearances was re-elected to his 2nd Congressional District seat earlier this month.

CBS reports a source familiar with those negotiations said the plea deal would made by the end of the year.

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  • StillModerated

    Typical! TNB: getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar and your John Thomas in the honeypot.  He’ll blame it on Rahm Emanuel, and crack cocaine.

    • The__Bobster

      I thought they blamed everything on Bush.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    It would be disgusting if this thief was allowed to keep his pension.

  • Frank

    He will keep his pension and will not go to jail.  Consider who the attorney general is!

    • StillModerated

      Maybe Junior has serious dirt on Smoking Barry Soetoro’s pick-up basketball games at Man’s Country.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    currently being treated for a bi-polar disorder

    Bi-polar disorder, my ***.  Jackson is a lying, thieving bastard who got caught using campaign funds to decorate his home, live a lavish lifestyle and buy his girlfriend a $40,000 Rolex watch.

    His only regret is getting caught.

    Jail time will equal time already served at the Mayo Clinic, which will enhance his political resume.  In a few years, Jackson Jr. will rise to the top of the Democrat dung heap.

    Bon

    $40,000 watch from Rolex’s Pimp Line:

    • Zenotheskeptic

      Nonsense! That’s a Chinese knockoff! The chronometer functions are fake. LOL.

    • SLCain

       That is pimp-tastic!

  • Little Rock

    Obv the apple never falls far from the tree and it is faking his leave of absense mental illness as a diversion only. Who knows what else this shake down thief has stole. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ran-Kelvin/100000674993311 Ran Kelvin

    As long as the Fourth Estate has their heads firmly up the anal pore of obama and every other important democrat, we are never going to see this behavior go away. And of course, this second term of obama just all the more signals that corruption will be the order of the day.

  • josh

    I wondered why his dopey wife was so loyal to him;seesm she took some o dat money too!

  • JuneSondra65

    “…civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.”

    Let’s set the record straight RIGHT NOW! Jesse Jackson, Sr. is NOT a “Reverend.” He has never pastored a church, he was never ordained, and he has no degree in theology In other words he is a adulterous FRAUD!

    Back in the sixties, some reporter mistakenly referred to Jackson as a “Reverend.” Then this lie got repeated and of course the “Rev.” Jackson gladly went along with it.