The congressmen allegedly used official funds to decorate his Chicago home and purchase a $40,000 Rolex for a female friend.
Jackson, a Democrat, resigned from the House after being re-elected in November 2012. His criminal misuse of funds was already being investigated prior to his re-election, and he'd also caused consternation by disappearing for 3 weeks and re-emerging to reveal a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. As Fox News puts it, "the confirmation of a plea deal marks another blow for a public figure who was once considered a rising star."
WTF is up with these corrupt politicians?. and half of these guys claim to be religious.. WoW it's things like these that make us AA's look like were incapable of FOLLOWING the wholesome values we claim to have..srry to borrow Neo's rhetoric but.. It's just sad,cause I know so many people who are above this kind of corruption but NONE of them are Politicians..
The way politics is nowadays, tear down and demean and lie about your opponent, tear down and demean his family and look for any little bitty tiny supposed infraction and magnify it, decent, caring and capable men and women would rather take a beating than run for office. No one is perfect 100%, we all have at least one goofy or odd thing in our past, and that is what the cadre of seekers will search out and exploit to death to bring down an opponent. Look at Romney and the Dog on the Roof, in reality, no big deal, but let the press and all take it and run with it and it turns into a big deal and a point of derision that can be exploited forever, rather than focus on the merits or non-merits of a candidate. No, good decent people won't bother to run, it's not worth the pain to self and family. Too bad, I know many who would do a really good ethical job.
"Why do you think criminal politicians and Chicago seem to go together?" This title for the voting strikes me funny...considering the current POTUS is from Chicago...would this not infer he is a criminal politician...
Nevertheless, Junior got his hand caught in the cookie jar and admitted it and is getting punished for it...it just dumbfounds me Chicago voters re-elected this guy when these allegations were hanging over his head...ignorance is bliss...
The biggest corruption scandal in FBI history occurred in Oklahoma with the County Commissioners scandal. It covered Oklahoma and spread into North Texas. Hundreds were convicted, including hardworking, family oriented, civic minded, Christian type folks. Google it.
@WMCOL I think it was the city of Bell, not sure. I haven't heard anything else about it. I'm watching a situation where I live where this guy got elected County Commissioner by promising to have roads repaired that belong to the developer and not the county. I live in a small county precinct where a handful of votes can make a difference. This guy got a bunch of people to vote for him with lies. Imagine that.