JJJr Facing Prison?
- Sneed has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who handily won re-election Tuesday despite a lengthy stay at Mayo Clinic for depression and bipolar disorder, is in the midst of plea discussions with the feds probing his alleged misuse of campaign funds.
“No one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing,” said a top Sneed source, who said Jackson is still undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic.
Sneed is also told Jackson, who returned to Mayo Clinic after undergoing outpatient treatment in the seclusion of his home in Washington, D.C., is not only being investigated for allegedly using campaign funds to decorate his Washington home — but also Sneed hears he may also have used campaign funds to buy a $40,000 Rolex watch as a gift for a female friend.
Anyone who thinks the Chicago media didn't delay or bury this story for weeks, maybe even months prior to the election is a moron. We had rumors in our comment section for the past few weeks that JJJr was negotiating with the feds and the Mayo hospital stay was merely cover for this scandal.
We know the media reads this site, None of them could have looked around? Given voters the chance to cast their ballots based on this info? Oh, but that would deny Madigan, Quinn and/or Rahm the chance to appoint a US Representative that they could control.
The media is part and parcel of the problem in Illinois. They fail to do their duties as "watchdogs" day in and day out. This is merely the most glaring and obvious example.