Disgraced Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. was convicted of “misusing more than $750,000 in campaign cash on a Rolex watch, celebrity memorabilia, vacations and other goods. His wife pleaded guilty in a related felony case for failing to report on tax returns about $600,000 in income.”
He’s set to be sentenced July 1.
Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, sent a letter to the judge, begging mercy on Jackson because he’s the “highlight of our karaoke nights.”
Asking for mercy for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote to a federal judge last month calling Jackson intelligent, charming and entertaining — the “highlight of our karaoke nights.”
The correspondence from Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, was among 14 letters in the case made public Tuesday as Jackson and his wife, former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, await sentencing July 1.
I’d like to ridicule this with some snarky comment, but I’m really kind of overwhelmed with the whole thing.
The man admitted guilt.
But man, can he belt out some “Love Shack!”
That ought to be worth five years, right?
Hat Tip: Marathon Pundit