From the Huffington Post:
Now that federal charges have been filed and guilty pleas given in the case of ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi's collusion to illegally spend $750,000 worth of campaign cash on personal items over a period of nearly seven years, one big question remains: What'd they spend all that money on?I'm sorry, but did anyone else laugh?
The items range from the mundane -- groceries, drugstore purchases and home appliances -- to the extravagant -- about $28,000 in Michael Jackson memorabilia, about $8,000 for a pair of mounted elk heads and over $17,000 spent at tobacco shops -- to the sad: $313.89 spent at Build-a-Bear ahead of the holidays, presumably for the Jacksons' children.
In court Wednesday, Jackson Jr., 47, admitted that he had been living off his campaign funds "for years." A jail sentence of up to 57 months in prison has been recommended for him, while prosecutors say they are seeking a sentence of up to 24 months for Sandi Jackson, a former Chicago city councilwoman. They will be sentenced in late June.