An article written yesterday in the Chicago Sun-Times revealed that Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi are enduring some tough financial times following their recent court appearances.
Last week, both Jackson and his wife entered guilty pleas to federal charges related to their illegal use of Jesse’s congressional campaign funds. The couple faces years in prison at their sentencing hearings scheduled for this summer.
Now the fallen political couple are living in their Washington D.C. home while struggling to make ends meet. Jesse Jackson Jr. is the son of a famous civil rights advocate and made his way all the way up to the U.S. House representing his congressional district in the state of Illinois. His wife Sandi was an alderman for the city of Chicago Illinois.
Far removed from their days of opulence and grace, Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife are unable to pay the living expenses they have in Washington D.C. Both of them could lose their licenses to practice law since they pleaded guilty to felony crimes. With prison time looming over both of their heads, the couple is also desperately trying to figure out a financial plan to care for their two children aged 9 and 12.
There has been talk of Jesse Jackson Jr. writing a memoir but finding a publisher will be a tall task if the former congressman is not able to publish the book himself. However, Michael Sneed’s article for the Chicago Sun-Times did talk about a financial life line the couple may indeed have.
Jesse Jackson Jr.’s brother Yusef is a successful businessman who has made his longest green in the beer distribution business. According to Sneed’s source for his Sun-Times article, Yusef was the one “who drove Jesse to Tucson when he was falling apart mentally due to the federal investigation.” Sneed’s source claimed that Yusef also “has been there to calmly help his brother navigate through his emotional nightmare.”
When it rains, it most certainly pours. With Jesse Jackson Jr. or his wife being unable to earn income, it certainly sets up an adverse situation for their children especially. If both of them have to serve jail time, hopefully their families will come together and rally for their children financially when they are away.