Feds Want JJJr's Houses
- Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to order former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, to forfeit their homes in Chicago and Washington, D.C., as part of their upcoming sentencing next week.
The Jacksons are set to be sentenced on Wednesday, after the two pleaded guilty to criminal charges.
Jackson Jr., 48, has pleaded guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, while Sandi, 49, has pleaded guilty to failing to report that money as income on their tax returns. The two resigned from their elected offices before pleading guilty.
In a motion filed with the federal court in D.C. on Friday, federal prosecutors asked a judge to allow them to seize the Jacksons’ homes in Chicago and Washington, as well as a retirement account worth nearly $80,000 to help pay off $750,000 in forfeiture, plus another $750,000 in restitution the feds have sought from the couple.
No reason these convicts should be spared the punishment due - they are no better (and after conviction, they are certainly worse) than those who actually obey the law.