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Two widely differing pleas came from former politicians facing criminal charges today

  • Guilty Former Illinois representative Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to fraud charges stemming from his apparent misuse of more than $750,000 in campaign funds. Jackson and his wife made a variety of high-dollar purchases with the money, along with paying for expensive vacations and club memberships, and is expected to be sentenced to somwhere between 47 and 56 months in prison. source
  • Not Guilty Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he accepted more than $200,000 in bribes and other gifts during his time in office, many from contractors hoping to land major city contracts. Several former city officials are set to testify against Nagin, who is currently out of jail on a $100,000 bond. source
February 20, 2013 // 19:11 // 1 year ago
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