Plea deal in Jesse Jackson, Jr. case includes 'significant' jail time

Jesse Jr. will not go to jail for trying to buy Obama's senate seat. Apparently, that's a dead issue now that Jackson is out of Congress and the Ethics Committee has dropped the matter. But Jackson will apparently be spending some time in the slammer for using his campaign fund as a personal piggy bank. Chicago Sun Times: Sneed has learned a plea deal is now on the table between former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and federal authorities probing allegations of campaign fund misuse. Sneed is told the plea deal includes Jackson serving time in federal prison. "Significant jail time is now definitely a part of the deal," said a top Sneed source close to the probe. "But I think [Jackson's wife] Sandi, feels like she was thrown under the bus by her husband, " now that a separate probe has begun on her, a second source added. Sandi Jackson claims she was stunned by campaign finance abuse disclosures against her husband, who has been treated for mental disorders and allegedly spent...(Read Full Post)