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Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife have assembled a formidable team of eight lawyers assisting in their defense as they prepare for sentencing July 3, court filings show. He has five lawyers and she has three, including a recent addition:...
Chicago Tribune reporterNote: This story ran on June 8, 2013, in the Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON -- Casting Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, as well-paid public officials who stole large amounts of campaign cash out of "greed and entitlement," prosecutors Friday urged...
As former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, await sentencing in the looting of about $750,000 from his campaign fund, the defense has filed a thick stack of letters of support from prominent figures, including passionate pleas from the ex-...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors urged today that former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. be sent to prison for four years and his wife, Sandi Jackson, be incarcerated for 18 months. In making the recommendation, prosecutors suggested the prison terms...
WASHINGTON — Asking for mercy for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote to a federal judge last month calling Jackson intelligent, charming and entertaining — the “highlight of our...
Clout StreetDemocratic ward and township bosses today chose Stanley Moore to succeed convicted former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers despite Moore's $3,000 fine for allegedly campaigning while on the taxpayer dime at his state job. The selection by party...
It’s time for the Cubs to move out of Wrigley Field and leave Chicago! Tom Ricketts bought this team and he should have the right to run his business as he sees fit. He should not be held hostage by a money-greedy, dictatorial mayor who even tells...
There's nothing like watching a defense lawyer in federal court playing three-card monte with his mouth. Sam Adam Jr. didn't set up a table and put three bent cards in front of the federal jury. And he didn't play that other, similar game, the one...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON — Disgraced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., who pleaded guilty last week to misusing $750,000-plus in campaign money, is writing a memoir, two sources familiar with the project told the Tribune. Jackson, 47, will be sentenced June...
Clout StreetFormer state Rep. Robin Kelly easily won the special Democratic primary Tuesday night in the race to replace the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, helped by millions of dollars in pro-gun control ads from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's...
Even by the jaded standards of Illinois politics, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s spending spree with his campaign cash sounds breathtakingly shameless, partly because it sounds so senseless. Back in the early 1980s, his father, the Rev. Jesse L....
— It was the kind of runaway spending usually reserved for someone with newfound riches — a holistic retreat, a cruise, pricey restaurant tabs, flat-screen televisions and even a pair of stuffed elk heads —and former Congressman Jesse...
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