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Feds probe ‘suspicious activity’
in Jesse Jackson Jr.’s finances: sources

Chicago Sun-Times, by Natasha Korecki

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Posted By:brianod1, 10/12/2012 7:03:09 PM

Spelling potentially new trouble for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., federal investigators have launched a probe into the South Shore congressman’s finances — a completely new area of scrutiny, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times. The investigation — based in the Washington, D.C., FBI field office — is not related to the attempted sale of the U.S. Senate seat that figured in former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s corruption conviction, but is focusing on “suspicious activity” involving the congressman’s finances related to his House seat and the possibility of inappropriate expenditures, sources said.

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What's that old saying, the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lydwho, 10/12/2012 7:13:43 PM     (No. 8929139)

They should investigate the whole damn family!!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Emerson, 10/12/2012 7:16:44 PM     (No. 8929146)

In Chicago, OP, it's the whole dayumed tree!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 10/12/2012 7:28:13 PM     (No. 8929170)

That should have been the FIRST place they looked. Have they never before investigated democrats ? Oh...sorry.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/12/2012 7:29:09 PM     (No. 8929173)

The hirsute Rod Blogojevich went to prison for, among other acts of corruption, putting Obama's Senate seat up for sale to the highest bidder. The Jacksons were outbid (if the whispers were correct they offered Blago $500,000) and Junior didn't get tapped for the job. If, however, it can be established that any such bid was made, whether successful or not, Blago will soon have some company in the Iron Bar Motel. Merely offering a bribe is a felony. I suspect that Junior's bizarre behavior and alleged medical attention involves the direst legal jeopardy. For a family that made its fortune on, essentially, extortion, the circle may finally be about to go round.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lanczos, 10/12/2012 7:43:46 PM     (No. 8929198)

JJJr - Proof that even the stupidest communist is not completely immune from investigation [even if RATmissar Holder - Commissar of The Department of Payback - will quash the investigation as its last official action.]

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Reply 6 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 10/12/2012 7:58:39 PM     (No. 8929223)

I guess now we'll start seeing why JR had to cook up some kind of "insanity/mental defect" case that will cite his recent trip to loompa-land and, due to so much stress JR was under (doing the people's business of course) he couldn't possibly be held accountable for any financial funny-business.

Then, Papa (Jesse) will be compelled to hold a million man march in protest of the injustice of society's treatment of the mentally-ill -- especially those facing criminal court.

Punchline -- it's Romney/Ryan's fault!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: veritas, 10/12/2012 8:01:49 PM     (No. 8929230)

Sheesh. These [pre-deleted] mutts wrote laws to literally make financial crimes legal for them to commit, andthat's still not enough for the likes of Junior. Apparently he's got a fairly-high greed appetite. How about that?

FTA: Jackson’s congressional spokesman Frank Watkins said he was unaware of any investigation, had no comment and had no immediate way to get a hold of the congressman.

But he's still got his hand in your pocket and mine, getting paid, getting perks [like a "spokesman"].

Had enough?

BTW -- about the photo. Junior seems to have just a little Ray Leonard, maybe a very, very slight trace of Belafonte. Not much of Senior in that face, though. Well, lots of Senior on the inside, though. Ugh.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 10/12/2012 8:13:27 PM     (No. 8929256)

And when re-elected, his wife will assume his responsibilities until he feels better...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ginadee, 10/12/2012 8:19:44 PM     (No. 8929273)

Make way Blago. You may get some company

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Reply 10 - Posted by: oriton, 10/12/2012 8:42:15 PM     (No. 8929303)

He's guilty as sin. Send him to jail.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: gomershabazz, 10/12/2012 9:35:37 PM     (No. 8929386)

No Just Us!, No piece of Azz!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: PilarOSalt, 10/12/2012 11:33:03 PM     (No. 8929515)

Say it ain't so!

Come to think of it, when I start feeling *exhausted*, I snitch some money from Mr. Pilar's wallet. Maybe I'm bi-polar....Pilar

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Reply 13 - Posted by: enuf8, 10/13/2012 2:58:50 AM     (No. 8929629)

Sounds like his "illness" was a simple case of attempted suicide. Financial investigation into DC (Congress) funds, attempted purchase of obama's unused Senate seat. Hmmmmmm. Has zero talked to him lately to inquire about his health status?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: danu, 10/13/2012 4:25:21 AM     (No. 8929668)

Small wonder he's been hiding out in rehab. Check the air vents.

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