Feds Seek to Seize Homes of Jesse Jackson Jr. and Wife

Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune, June 28, 2013

Federal prosecutors asked a judge today to let the government seize the homes of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, in Washington and Chicago, plus an IRA he has worth almost $80,000.

Jackson, 48, will be sentenced Wednesday for looting his campaign treasury of $750,000. The government wants him to pay a $750,000 forfeiture plus restitution in the same amount.

Sandi Jackson, 49, a former Chicago alderman, also will be sentenced Wednesday for failing to report to the IRS about $600,000 in the couple’s income.

Their Chicago home is on East 72nd Street. The Washington home is in the DuPont Circle area.


In their motion, prosecutors also noted that Jackson Jr. earlier had agreed to forfeit 24 items that he purchased during his crime spree. They were bought for a total of $61,910. So far, he has turned over only 12 items, purchased for a combined $21,155, prosecutors said.

The items including cashmere, furs and celebrity memorabilia tied to Bruce Lee, Jimi Hendrix, Martin Luther King Jr. and Michael Jackson, according to the plea deal Jackson Jr. struck. {snip}


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  • I am wondering what the real story is. The Feds didn’t even bother with Charlie Rangel who is guilty as hell, but they are going after the Jacksons with a absolute vengeance. All JJJ would have had to do was talk, but instead he hid out in a mental ward.

    Well, he can always drive a beer truck when he gets out.

    • Xerxes22

      Well Jesse Sr. did make that remark about wanting to cut off part of Obama’s anatomy. Maybe Obama’s people still hold a grudge against the Jackson family and are now getting their revenge.

      • Sick of it

        They have been using the IRS and other federal agencies to crack down on any and all perceived enemies.

    • The__Bobster

      As long as he doesn’t serve food, I’m okay with that.

    • jane johnson

      They let Maxine Waters slide on that banking deal with her husband, as well.

    • Creepy as a cracker!

      Obama does not see Rangel as a threat. Now, the Jackson clan is a definite threat in Obama’s eyes. This is just an old fashioned tribal purge.

  • Puggg

    The official pace car of the Congressional Black Caucus.

    If it was a low rider, it would be the official pace car of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

    • Were those wheels stolen off a Mecedes-Benz?

    • APaige

      Pretty creative for a group that never invented the wheel.

  • That Buick is literally the dumbest-looking thing I’ve ever seen on four wheels.

    • OlderWoman

      Probably a black ‘design’.

      • The__Bobster


        • The__Bobster

          Okay, there’s another name for it, but I can’t use it here.

          • Creepy as a cracker!

            I was thinking the same thing. Isn’t funny how the media allows “cracker” but will edit or wont allow the “n” word.

    • I have not seen a white driving a Buick in Chicago since Buick became a sponsor of Tiger Woods. When grandmas and grampas sell theirs, I think they get shipped straight to the “bad credit” car dealers.

    • Sick of it

      You should see some of the cars where I live….

    • IstvanIN

      It is a shame, too, because the full-frame, rear wheel drive Buicks, like the Regal, Century, LeSabre, Estate Wagon and Electra were quite nice cars.

  • Non Humans

    The IRS has been too busy focusing on the seekers of truth and honesty to go after any real tax or financial criminals.

  • The $750 grand is funny because if J.J. Jr. had waited it out and retired – or eventually just lost a reelection bid, his whole remaining campaign war chest would have become his personal property, not just $750K of it. In the meantime, he’d have been making $174,000 per year.

    Darkies have never been known for their ability to delay gratification.

    • JJJ just can’t live on $174,000 per year.

      • Perhaps he should have gone into a different line of work. Salaries for US Representatives are not a secret. Living on “only” $174K can be done. After all, another complete kook named Barney Frank managed just fine on House salary for 22 years.

        • But didn’t he have a male prostitute working out of his DC home?

    • SFLBIB

      “The $750 grand is funny because if J.J. Jr. had waited it out and
      retired – or eventually just lost a reelection bid, his whole remaining
      campaign war chest would have become his personal property,…”

      This used to be the case, but I think congress passed a law sometime in the early 1990s [as a result of the postage stamp money laundering scandal] eliminating this benefit, but I couldn’t find a reference.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    I’m glad to see that he’s finally getting what he deserves. I wouldn’t be surprised if other black politicians have been doing shady things with money too.

    • Spartacus

      I wouldn’t be surprised if all of them did. In fact, I’d be shocked if even one of them isn’t crooked.

      • All black politicians are crooked, so are most hispanics. They are all smooth talking thugs seeking to steal everything they can from white tax payers. All we have are a few solid conservatives and a bunch of race traitors.

  • I have an idea…..

    Some entity should audit all Congressional Black Caucus member politicians. This would alleviate a bunch of our concerns. …..

    • And that would be the full lifetime employment bill for auditors, and too eventually Federal prosecutors. If we do this, the world will finally know what the sound of accountants laughing is like.

      • Sick of it

        I’d volunteer in a heartbeat!

    • WR_the_realist

      Oh heck, why be racial about this? Just audit *all* the congressmen. No doubt the Congressional Black Caucus will have more than its fair share of crooked congressmen, buy why let all those white thieves off the hook? Particularly audit all those white senators who just voted for the worst immigration bill in history.

  • Sick of it

    The Madoff family needs to be 100% dispossessed and their ill-gotten gains returned to their victims.

  • Sick of it

    I also doubt anyone would seriously believe than an Olympic athlete would eat garbage like the breakfast cereals they have pushed in commercials.

  • TheAntidote

    Poor kid is a failure. He will never get out from under the shadow of his father’s achievements. He will never be half the tax thief, race hustler, and shakedown artist himz dadee beez.