Injustice Dept Reportedly Reduce Charges To Single Count For Jesse Jackson, Jr.Submitted by go213mph on Sat, 02/16/2013 - 17:41
OP: What a system we live under. Its impossible to view our Government as anything other than an International Crime Syndicate. They trade in far more drugs than the Mafia. They kill innocent people all over the globe. They steal money from the people they claim to be protecting and when any of them get caught breaking one of the laws that THEY THEMSELVES CREATED...well, there are never any serious consequences. Most of the time NONE! If John Q Public had committed the crimes that JJJr committed...he would be put in a cage for decades. What a crock of $hit!
We have been following the disgraceful tenure of Jesse Jackson Jr. who disappeared for months as federal investigators closed in on his corrupt practices. He then was inexplicably reelected despite not running or offering any demonstrable evidence of any effort beyond self-dealing for himself and his family. He then resigned costing Chicago millions to replace him. It was, as noted earlier, just the latest scandal involving the family of Jesse Jackson in Chicago. It will now apparently get worse. Jackson will take a plea that reportedly implicates his wife, Sandi, in criminal conduct. However, for those concerned about the Administration giving a sweet deal to the powerful family of Jesse Jackson, the plea will raise some legitimate concerns if public reports are accurate. [Update: As expected, both Jacksons were charged on one count each. He was charged with misuse of campaign funds and she was charged with tax fraud).
Jackson will have to repay hundreds of thousands of dollars. Yet, average people go away for decades for stealing such large amounts of money. But this is a Jackson. He will just repay the money and do a short stint on a single count. I have been in cases where the Justice Department use the same small transaction to stack counts against defendants to bury them in felonies. Federal prosecutors openly count stack to drive up the sentences. It is not uncommon to see people go away for a couple decades on the theft of a fraction of this amount.