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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:10 AM

Report: DOJ Jackson Jr. probe expands to cover lawmakerís wife

Source: The Hill

The Justice Department probe into Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Ill.) over alleged misuse of campaign funds has broadened to include his wife, Chicago alderwoman Sandi Jackson, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In a report Tuesday, the Journal said prosecutors are investigating whether Ms. Jackson was complicit in the alleged use of campaign money to redecorate the familyís Washington, D.C. home.

Prosecutors have not decided whether they will press criminal charges against Ms. Jackson, and sources in the report suggested that federal lawyers are using the threat of charges to pressure Jackson to accept a plea deal.

Reports last weekend said Jackson had been negotiating a plea deal over the probe that would require him to resign from Congress and may include serving jail time.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/267485-report-doj-jackson-jr-probe-expands-to-cover-lawmakers-wife

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Reply Report: DOJ Jackson Jr. probe expands to cover lawmakerís wife (Original post)
Freddie Stubbs Nov 2012 OP
loudsue Nov 2012 #1
former9thward Nov 2012 #2
hack89 Nov 2012 #3
loudsue Nov 2012 #7
glacierbay Nov 2012 #4
AngryAmish Nov 2012 #5
Freddie Stubbs Nov 2012 #6

Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:00 AM

1. WTF?? Rmoney won't release his tax returns and they're going after Jesse Jackson Jr.?

This country is totally fubar.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:04 AM

2. There is no legal requirement to release tax returns.

There is a legal requirement to not steal campaign contributions. See the difference?

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Response to loudsue (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:08 AM

3. What laws did Romney break? nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:43 PM

7. Romney hasn't been charged with breaking any laws...but the testimony he gave in

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his friend's divorce case certainly looked like he lied about the value of Staples. Also...if he didn't break any laws, WHY WOULDN'T he release his tax returns?

And then there's this:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014306995

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Response to loudsue (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:16 AM

4. Jesse Jackson Jr. is accused of breaking the law

 

Romney isn't, big difference.
What's illegal about not releasing your tax returns? And who cares now? The election is over and Romney is no longer relevant.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:24 AM

5. Looks like JJJ was balking at taking the deal

Going after the wife should make this a more interesting game, no?

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:31 PM

6. He is probably already on her s**tlist because of buying a $40,000 Rolex watch for a female 'friend'

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