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Dark Complexion, Dark Corruption?

AFRICANGLOBE - Nowadays, it seems like every time you turn on the news, a Black elected official is being accused of corruption. Public officials with dark complexions are being accused, indicted or jailed in the north, south, east and west. Why are Black elected officials getting into trouble?

Jesse Jackson Jr. Now Behind Bars

AFRICANGLOBE - Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. began his first day of a 30-month sentence in a North Carolina federal prison on Tuesday, a day after he had attempted to report early and was turned away.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Gets 2 1/2 Years in Prison

AFRICANGLOBE - Former Illinois lawmaker Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.

Former Ill. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to Be Sentenced

AFRICANGLOBE - Former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra, will learn their fates Wednesday when a federal judge in Washington, D.C., sentences the one-time power couple for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on everything from a gold-plated Rolex watch and mink capes to vacations and mounted elk heads.

Prosecutors Seek 48-Month Prison Sentence for Jesse Jackson Jr.

AFRICANGLOBE - Federal prosecutors have asked for a prison sentence of 48 months for former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., who admitted to using campaign funds for lavish personal gifts and other purposes not permitted by law.

Corrupt Politicians Shame the Legacy of Black Political and Civil Rights...

AFRICANGLOBE - “They betrayed everything we worked for,” says Jocelyn Cooper, 84, her delicate voice firm with rage. With yet another Black politician indicted for corruption, she, like so many others, wonders if the community will ever realize its full political potential.

U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty to Misuse of Campaign...

AFRICANGLOBE - Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, January 20 to criminal charges stemming from the personal appropriation of $750,000 from his political campaign fund. Jesse Jackson Jr., son of former civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, pleaded guilty as part of a deal with prosecutors. Widely published reports of extravagant spending on luxury items and frivolities by the Jacksons—until recently darlings of the pseudo-left layers in and around the Democratic Party—has shattered any remaining illusions as to their “progressive” credentials.

Trouble Not Over for Jesse Jackson Jr.

AFRICANGLOBE - Jesse Jackson Jr.'s resignation from Congress might end his once-promising political career but it doesn't mark the end of troubles for the civil rights icon's son. Just two weeks after voters re-elected him to a ninth full term, Jesse Jackson Jr. on Wednesday sent his resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner, citing his ongoing treatment for bipolar disorder.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns, Acknowledges Federal Investigation

AFRICANGLOBE - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress on Wednesday, saying in a letter that he is cooperating with a federal investigation "into my activities" but blaming his health problems for his decision to step down just two weeks after his reelection.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Likely to Resign From Congress, Looking at Prison...

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who is battling legal troubles and mental illness, is likely to resign from Congress and face jail time under the...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigning, Expected to Plead Guilty to Misuse of...

A former U.S. attorney representing embattled Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is negotiating a plea deal with the federal government, according to reports. The plea deal...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Fights for Political Life

The 2nd Congressional District battle between incumbent Democrat Jesse Jackson Jr. and challenger Debbie Halvorson is shaping up to be one of the most...