'I still believe in resurrection': Jesse Jackson Jr. gets 2 1/2 years in prison - U.S. News
. . .Former Illinois lawmaker Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.
He will also face 36 months of probation, 500 hours of community service and continued mental health care.
. . .Jackson resigned from his seat in the House of Representatives in 2012, citing mental health issues. He pleaded guilty in February to charges of pilfering three-quarters of a million dollars in campaign funds to spend on luxury items, including a $1,500 cashmere cap, according to court documents.
Great to finally see someone go to jail over CLEARLY fraudulent activity. Seeing this, on either sides, gives me a teeny tiny glimmer of hope that our elected officials may one day be legally liable for their wrongdoings."You stand here not just because you violated the law, but because you violated the trust of the people of Chicago," Judge Berman Jackson said, according to NBC Chicago.
Thoughts? And please, try to keep responses focused to this type of crime and the appropriate punishment, NOT which party is causing the problem. (Not even sure why I ask that...I give it til the bottom of the first page to get a hyper-partisan remark)