Jesse Jackson Jr may have been sentenced to 30 months in the slammer but the crooked Illinois Congressman will be collecting a nice fat paycheck while in jail because he developed a “mood disorder” as the feds were about to indict him and as such he qualifies for taxpayer funded government disability payments.
Jackson, because mental illness is considered a disability, is eligible to get $8,700 per month, plus the corrupt son of Race Baiter Jesse Jackson will get a partial federal pension of $45,000 despite being a convicted felon.
Jackson was convicted of illegally using $750,000 in campaign funds on fancy crap like celebrity memorabilia, mounted elk heads, fancy jewelry and cashmere caps.
Judicial Watch reports that Jackson never showed any signs of a “mood disorder” during his 17 years as a lawmaker. The mental illness surfaced abruptly last summer as the congressman, a member of Judicial Watch’s Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians list, was about to get criminally charged.
The feds had been investigating Jackson—and he was the target of a House Ethics Committee probe—for participating in a political scandal involving Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat. Details first surfaced during the 2010 federal corruption trial of impeached/convicted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Jackson attended a 2008 meeting in which his top fundraiser (arrested in a separate bribery scheme) tried to buy him the Senate seat vacated when Obama got elected president, according to court testimony.
Junior’s wife, Sandi, a former Chicago City Councilwoman, is also going to jail for falsifying tax returns to cover up the illicit operation
Conveniently last summer the congressman vanished for about two weeks amid a looming criminal indictment before his office revealed he was on medical leave for “exhaustion.” A few weeks later, Democratic leaders in Congress pressured Jackson’s staff for more information since it became obvious he wasn’t returning.
The excuse turned out to be that Jackson’s condition was worse than originally thought and required him to be hospitalized for emotional problems. Jackson’s doctor finally issued a statement saying: “The Congressman is receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder. He is responding positively to treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.”
Ultimately we learned that Jackson was bipolar and all sort of visits from his buddy Patrick Kennedy who also is crazy. Race Hustlin' Reverend Jesse Jackson says his son has been very sick and is still in recovery. “This time a year ago I thought we may have lost him,” the senior Jackson wrote in a letter to the court.