he had a good teacher - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > Non Hunting Topics and Classifieds > Political Talk
Political Talk Be respectful!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-15-2013, 01:34 AM
Hellbilly's Avatar
Hellbilly Hellbilly is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Citra,Fl
Posts: 862
Default he had a good teacher

WASHINGTON (AP) Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 2 years in prison Wednesday for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, the judge scolding the son of the famed civil rights leader for using the money as a "piggy bank" and sentencing his wife to a year as well.
However, Jackson, who emotionally apologized to his father, mother, congressional colleagues and others, was given significantly less prison time than federal guidelines recommend, recognized by the judge as a "complex person" who has done both good and bad.
Sandra Jackson, a former Chicago alderman, was sentenced for filing false joint federal income tax returns.
After prison, the former congressman is to spend three years on supervised release and complete 500 hours of community service. If he earns credit for good behavior in prison, he could end up serving closer to two years. He agreed to repay the $750,000 when he pleaded guilty earlier this year.
According to court documents, the Jacksons had spent campaign money on TV's, restaurant dinners, an expensive watch and other costly personal items.
Jackson, 48, had been a Democratic congressman from Illinois from 1995 until he resigned last November. In an emotional speech to the judge, he choked up and used tissues to blow his nose. He apologized and said he wanted to "take responsibility for my actions."
"I misled the American people. I misled the House of Representatives. I misled the Federal Election Commission," he said. "I was wrong."
"I also want to apologize to my dad and to my mother," Jackson added, stopping to compose himself.
The elder Jackson, who sat in the front row during the proceedings, told a crush of reporters outside the courthouse later: "This has been an extraordinarily difficult time for our family."
__________________
Born on a mountain raised in a cave huntin and fishin is all I crave
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-15-2013, 04:47 AM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,562
Default

His problem, he was a politician.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-15-2013, 06:15 AM
gfdeputy2's Avatar
gfdeputy2 gfdeputy2 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 2,745
Default

agree HM just to bad more of them don't get caught
__________________
Remember when posting what may seem innocent to you may not to others,
text shows NO emotions so please,,, don't take it personal & automatically go on the defense.
Take it w/ a grain of salt, take it as a joke or just let it go.

"If George Washington was asked for his I.D. do you think he just wipped out a quarter?"
Steven Wright
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-15-2013, 07:00 AM
BruceBruce1959's Avatar
BruceBruce1959 BruceBruce1959 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 5,358
Default

in another 4/5 more years he'll be right back at it again!!!
__________________
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man7562
buckfever5650
BruceBruce19595358
timberghost3886
joel the signman3608
tator3138
gfdeputy22745
delbert1489
Buckshot1219
hunt NH1203
Photos
A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING...
tator
A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING...
Team DHC Articles


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:00 AM.



    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8