So former representative Jesse Jackson Jr. (D., Ill. — No, I’m not making an insensitive pun. The man represented Illinois, so get off my case, okay?) is pleading guilty to federal fraud charges, and appears poised to admit to conspiring to redirect $750,000 in campaign contributions to personal expenses. Jackson could face hefty fines and between four and five years in prison.
And who did Jackson “conspire” with? As part of a plea deal, the son of the civil rights leader will reportedly give up his wife, Sandi Jackson, who has served as the congressman’s campaign treasurer.
One hopes he sprang for fancy chocolates and flowers yesterday.