The feds want to make an example out of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., with the latest word on the street is that U.S. attorneys are seeking ‘significant prison time’ as a part of his plea deal for an ongoing investigation into his alleged campaign funds misuse.
The Chicago Sun Times: “Significant jail time is now definitely a part of the deal,” said a top Michael 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 $40,000 on a Rolex watch purchased with campaign funds.
This disclosure follows in the wake of an exclusive report Tuesday by Sneed and Sun-Times political reporter Natasha Korecki, revealing the feds’ financial probe of the once-politically powerful Jackson couple has evolved into two separate investigations, with federal authorities now taking an independent look at former Ald. Sandi Jackson.