Jesse Jackson Jr sentenced to 30 months in prison

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    for misuse of campaign funds.

    to me, that's a joke of a sentence since it involved more than $750K.

    30 months= 2 and 1/2 years. with attorneys pleading for him and good behavior behind bars he could conceivable released much sooner than that. Perhaps even less than a year in prison.

    IMO--his sentence should have been 10 years so that even if he gets released early he'd still have been sentenced to meaningful time in prison. I believe pols of all parties get ridiculously low prison time(that is if they even get sentenced).


    I'm a lib---and endorse my above comment.
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    Allen Stanford got 110 years for $7 billion. JJ got off cheap.
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    speaking of Stanford, it appears that SEC is shielded from gross incompetence. talk about a protected class.....

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/9039567/No-negligence-in-billion-dollar-fraud
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    Nope. Federal parole doesn't exist anymore (except for prisoners who were grandfathered in before it was abolished) and the maximum amount of "good time" credits in the federal system can only reduce your time to about 87% of your sentenced time.

    He'll do 25-26 months, she'll do the full year because you have to be sentenced to more than a year (i.e., a year and a day) to qualify for good conduct time and the judge made absolutely clear that her sentence is for exactly one year.
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    Jesse Jackson just spoke about his son being bipolar. Poor sick boy. He needs treatment, not prison. It was the illness that made him break the law. I guess his wife must be bipolar as well. What a terrible situation when you are so sick you just can't stop your hand from reaching into the cookie jar.
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    Wrong Jackson. Dad should have been prosecuted for extortion years ago...
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    Another Illinoise (as Zooker would say) politician in the pokey. While they are locking up Illinois politicians, the big fish resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. They can add him to the Prison basketball team. His jump shot is $hitty but he runs his mouth and is good at distraction.
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    $43,000 Rolex. Beyond the illegality and immorality of the theft, that watch is just tacky. Who the hell would want something like that?
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    I know a few Rent a Riot Reverends who would take it. One being the father of the sentenced.
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    You know what they say about apples and trees.
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    A liberal Democrat, son of a fraud, with a penchant for cheezy bling ?
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    Touche!!
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    slap on the wrist for stealing big money and tax evasion. political connections---pay off! jesse will end up with some 6 figure job in DC or chicago with "friends" of barack and rahm.
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    Any Demo politician who didn't have to pay for it with his or her own money.
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    I sat next to him on a plane about a dozen years ago. We talked baseball the entire flight from Chicago to Atlanta. I'm sure that's about all we had in common, it's a helluva game.
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