5.) Ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL)

  • 2019-01-31
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
During the Obama years, the son of activist Jesse Jackson became a political force in his own right. 

However, as is often the case in politics, pride comes before the fall. 

Authorities investigated Jackson amid his 2012 reelection for glaring financial improprieties. The embattled congressman and onetime rising star resigned on November 21.

On February 20, 2013, he pleaded guilty to wire and mail fraud and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison. 

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