Sandi Jackson Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

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Saint Paul, MN

#1 Feb 20, 2013
Sandi Jackson Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud


By Phil Rogers

| Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 | Updated 3:09 PM CST


Former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson pleaded guilty to a tax offense, about three hours after her husband admitted to misusing campaign funds.

Jackson, wife of Jesse Jackson Jr., was charged Friday with falsifying a tax return and reporting less income than she made. The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of three years.

"She saw this as an opportunity to put this behind her, to admit that she'd made some mistakes in judgement regarding the expenditure of campaign contributions, and so she made the decision to plead guilty today to one tax charge," her attorney, Dan Webb, said after the court appearance. "That's the only thing she pled guilty to because that's the charge the government filed against her."

Just as he did with her husband, Judge Robert Wilkins asked Jackson to verify that she read and understood the plea agreement filed last week.

"Yes sir, I've read every page," Jackson said.

They agreed that because she accepted responsibility for the charge, the sentencing guidelines likely would be lower than the three recommended years, but not guaranteed.

"I can give you three years in prison, regardless of what the guidelines say," Judge Wilkins warned. "Right now, you don't know and I don't know what your sentence will be. But you can't withdraw your plea because you aren't satisfied with the sentence."

Jackson said she understood. She was ordered to surrender her passport and report to a drug evaluation. The judge told her she must live in either D.C. or Chicago, not both.

Jackson resigned last month from her elected position as Chicago’s 7th Ward alderman. For years she received a $5,000 a month check from her husband as his political consultant.

Jackson's case was heard by the same judge who oversaw her husband's hearing earlier in the day.

Jackson Jr. admitted to spending $750,000 of campaign money for personal use and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and false statements.

"For years I have lived in my campaign," he told the judge, "and I used money that should have been for campaign purposes and was used for personal purposes."

Jackson Jr.'s attorney told reporters he will do everything he can to soften the maximum five years the charges carry and said the former congressman's health is directly linked to his misconduct.

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/San...

Maybe Jesse Jackson Sr. can go around the country doing dramatic readings of "Green Eggs and Ham" to raise money for better lawyers for their appeal. Maybe Obama will pardon them both when he leaves office.......
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#2 Feb 20, 2013
Maybe Bushwhacker can loan them The Little Goat, has he finished it ??? Funny, every president has pardoned people and this couple certainly aren't any danger.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 20, 2013
Marc Rich pardon?
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Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 20, 2013
The Shadow of Marc Rich

by Dafna Linzer
ProPublica, Dec. 3, 2011, 10 p.m.

Few pardons have had a more lasting effect than President Clinton’s 11th-hour decision to forgive Marc Rich, a wealthy financier who fled the United States shortly before being charged with multiple counts of fraud, racketeering and tax evasion.

Senior Bush and Obama administration officials acknowledged that the furor over the Rich pardon changed the political landscape, making presidents much more cautious about using a Ccnstitutional power that is without limit.


Judge Abner Mikva, who served as one of Clinton's White House counsels and was a mentor to Obama, said the president had confided a deep concern about the Rich affair.

"I think Marc Rich looms larger with Barack Obama than with other presidents because I think he was very, very dismayed by the Marc Rich pardon and the basis on which it appears to have been granted," Mikva said. "To him and to most people, it was the epitome of what could go wrong."

Rich, a commodities-trading billionaire, received his pardon after his ex-wife, Denise, made substantial donations to the Democratic Party and the Clinton Presidential Library. The perception that Clinton had sold a presidential pardon touched a nerve with the public and Congress, which held months of emotional hearings.

Eric Holder, the departing deputy attorney general and current attorney general, expressed emotional regret for his role, which included encouraging Rich’s attorneys to directly approach the White House.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#6 Feb 20, 2013
Richard Nixon

Nixon resigned in the wake of the Watergate scandal on August 9, 1974, and just under a month later newly installed President Gerald Ford gave his predecessor a full and unconditional pardon for any crimes he may have committed while in office.

While many observers decried the pardon as evidence of some backdoor dealing between Ford and Nixon, Ford went on national television to explain that he felt the pardon provided the best way for the country to move on and close the discussion of Nixon's antics.

Many Americans didn't buy this explanation, though; even Ford's own press secretary resigned in disgust.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Feb 20, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Richard Nixon
Nixon resigned in the wake of the Watergate scandal on August 9, 1974, and just under a month later newly installed President Gerald Ford gave his predecessor a full and unconditional pardon for any crimes he may have committed while in office.
While many observers decried the pardon as evidence of some backdoor dealing between Ford and Nixon, Ford went on national television to explain that he felt the pardon provided the best way for the country to move on and close the discussion of Nixon's antics.
Many Americans didn't buy this explanation, though; even Ford's own press secretary resigned in disgust.
Was Eric Holder the assistant attorney general on that one too?
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Saint Paul, MN

#8 Feb 20, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Richard Nixon
Nixon resigned in the wake of the Watergate scandal on August 9, 1974, and just under a month later newly installed President Gerald Ford gave his predecessor a full and unconditional pardon for any crimes he may have committed while in office.
While many observers decried the pardon as evidence of some backdoor dealing between Ford and Nixon, Ford went on national television to explain that he felt the pardon provided the best way for the country to move on and close the discussion of Nixon's antics.
Many Americans didn't buy this explanation, though; even Ford's own press secretary resigned in disgust.
I don't think Ford got money in exchange for pardoning Nixon like Clinton did for Rich........
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Feb 20, 2013


Jesse Jackson's best work.
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Saint Paul, MN

#10 Feb 20, 2013
And now, live from Hymie town, it's Jesse Jackson......

Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#11 Feb 20, 2013
Clinton was direct paid ?? LMAOROFU~! There you go again, more lies ! LMAOROTU~!

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#12 Feb 20, 2013
Will BHO pardon this guy?

Rod Blagojevich[
(born December 10, 1956) is a former American politician who served as the 40th Governor of Illinois from 2003 to 2009.

A Democrat, Blagojevich was a State Representative before being elected to the United States House of Representatives representing parts of Chicago. He was elected governor in 2002, the first Democrat to win the office since Daniel Walker's victory 30 years earlier.(and Walker did some time of his own)

In March 2012, Blagojevic began serving a 14-year sentence in federal prison following conviction for corruption including the soliciting of bribes for political appointments including the vacant U.S. Senate seat of President Barack Obama, while in public office.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Blagojevich
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#13 Feb 20, 2013
Hey, more Magical Land garbage, from the 483 year old moron !!!
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Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 20, 2013
Bushwhacked wrote:
Clinton was direct paid ?? LMAOROFU~! There you go again, more lies ! LMAOROTU~!
Clinton got money from Rich's ex-wife for his presidential library. Direct from Rich's widow to his library fund. I don't think I said Clinton got money directly, but you read what you want, reading comprehension challenged low integrity poster.
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#15 Feb 20, 2013
You just wrote Clinton got paid, but now you say a library got a bequest ?? "man", CAN YOU TELL THE TRUTH IF YOU TRY ??? Poor lying, reading comprehension challenged, NO integrity poster.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Feb 20, 2013
Whoops, Rich's ex-wife, not widow. Clinton only wishes he was dead.
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#17 Feb 20, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>Clinton got money from Rich's ex-wife for his presidential library.

"I don't think Ford got money ...like Clinton did for Rich......"
Certainly paying a library is different, than paying the president ...EVEN IN MORON-LAND ??? Come on, THAT'S your argument, troll ? LMAOROTU~!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Feb 20, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
Will BHO pardon this guy?
Rod Blagojevich[
(born December 10, 1956) is a former American politician who served as the 40th Governor of Illinois from 2003 to 2009.
A Democrat, Blagojevich was a State Representative before being elected to the United States House of Representatives representing parts of Chicago. He was elected governor in 2002, the first Democrat to win the office since Daniel Walker's victory 30 years earlier.(and Walker did some time of his own)
In March 2012, Blagojevic began serving a 14-year sentence in federal prison following conviction for corruption including the soliciting of bribes for political appointments including the vacant U.S. Senate seat of President Barack Obama, while in public office.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Blagojevich
Obama won't touch that one.
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#20 Feb 20, 2013
Certainly paying a library is different, than paying the president ...EVEN IN MORON-LAND ??? Come on, THAT'S your argument, troll ? LMAOROTU~!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Feb 20, 2013
Bushwhacked wrote:
Certainly paying a library is different, than paying the president ...EVEN IN MORON-LAND ??? Come on, THAT'S your argument, troll ? LMAOROTU~!
Rich, a commodities-trading billionaire, received his pardon after his ex-wife, Denise, made substantial donations to the Democratic Party and the Clinton Presidential Library. The perception that Clinton had sold a presidential pardon touched a nerve with the public and Congress, which held months of emotional hearings.

Eric Holder, the departing deputy attorney general and current attorney general, expressed emotional regret for his role, which included encouraging Rich’s attorneys to directly approach the White House.
Bushwhacker

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Feb 20, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Maybe Bushwhacker can loan them The Little Goat, has he finished it ??? Funny, every president has pardoned people and this couple certainly aren't any danger.
Slewsie dear, you are a genius! Of course Oblamer will pardon the robber barrons known as JJ Jr and his tramp wife. But will his tramp wife stay with him after he got caught in a 3-some with the two college girls last month?

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