More Woes For Jesse Jackson, Jr.: Former Congressman’s Possessions May Be Auctioned Off

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March 7, 2013 ‐ By Ann Brown
AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File

AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File

Things are just going from bad to worse for disgraced former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., who recently plead guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. Because of this admission, the public may have a chance to buy the items Jackson, Jr. and his wife Sandi illegally purchased with campaign contributions, according to CBS Chicago. A time frame for the auction has yet to be announced, but the list of items that could go up for auction includes flat screen TVs, fur coats, a fedora worn by Michael Jackson, stuffed elk heads, a $43,000 gold-plated Rolex watch, and more.

The Jacksons are awaiting sentencing; he will be sentenced on June 28, his wife on July 1. He faces 46 to 57 months in prison and his wife faces one to two years behind bars, according to federal sentencing guidelines. Once that has been done, those items become the responsibility of U.S. Marshal, said Belkis Sandoval in Chicago, a senior inspector with the U.S. Marshal, reports the TV network. Proceeds from the auction will go toward paying restitution.

Jackson, who has been in and out of the hospital, is still suffering from a bipolar disorder, which caused him to step down from office.

Jackson is looking to make some money, however, with the release of his upcoming memoir.  According to the Chicago Tribune, Jackson wants to use the memoir to “clear up his legacy.” This will be his second book. He previously wrote a book of financial advice called It’s About the Money.

Would you read his memoir?

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  • Ann

    I don’t feel sorry for him.I am sorry, I know people who have mental issues. but in his case, I think he is using it as a crutch. I know he has done a lot for the city of Chicago, but that does not justify his behavior. He was not bi-polar when he and his wife was spending the campaign money, purchasing a rolex watch for somebody else that was not his wife. I think the only thing he is sorry for is that he got caught.

  • MonicaT

    I have no sympathy for him or his wife! They both knew they were taking campaign money to use for there personal use. GREED!!!