This guy really never stops being interesting.
Jesse Jackson, Jr. has apparently negotiated some sort of plea deal with Federal investigators who were wondering why he bought a ton of furniture with other people’s money. It may involve Jesse paying back what he spent on luxurious furnishings for an office he didn’t use because he was desperately trying to convince everyone that he had bi-polar disorder so that they wouldn’t arrest him before he won re-election, and it might also involve jail time.
And, weirdly, it may also involve his wife being investigated.
“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 $40,000 on a Rolex watch purchased with campaign funds.
Stunned, maybe. Sandi Jackson stayed in Chicago while her husband was in DC, operating as an Alderman (Alderwoman?), and rarely saw her husband, so she might be shocked that he was, say, suffering from some sort of mental disorder, or possibly still alive, but if there’s one thing she shouldn’t be shocked by, it’s allegations that her husband misused campaign funds. I mean, where was he getting those $40K Rolex watches? His naked bathhouse karate wasn’t that good.
Of course, there’s also the part about Sandi also being under investigation alongside her husband. And then there was the part where Sandi resigned her position as Alderman to “care for her husband,” even though her husband was pretty obviously about to be under the care of the state. And then there was that thing, a couple of days ago, where the Federal investigation split, turning one investigation of the couple into two investigations, each focusing on one member of the couple.
The last activity probably happened because Jesse distanced himself from his wife’s activities and not the other way around, thus allowing the investigation on his wife to go forward, so long as the investigation into his activities stopped. Which is sweet, if you think about it. And just in time for Valentine’s Day.