Federal prosecutors should leave Sandi Jackson alone.
I don't know if Jackson broke the law or if she's just a scapegoat in a political take-down, but I'm only thinking about her school-age children while this high-profile drama unfolds.
Jackson, the wife of former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, is reportedly the target of a separate criminal investigation for her role in her husband's campaign finance mess.
Jesse Jackson Jr. is already being investigated by federal authorities for possible misuse of campaign funds, which includes a $40,000 Rolex watch he allegedly gave to a close female friend.
And now, according to The Chicago Sun-Times, Jesse Jr. could be facing "significant jail time" as a part of a plea deal with federal agents. "Significant jail time is now definitely a part of the deal," a source close to the investigation told the Sun-Times.
"But I think Sandi feels like she was thrown under the bus by her husband," now that a separate probe has started on her, another source added.
So as a father, here's my concern: The Jacksons have two young children. And even though the couple hasn't been charged with a crime, Jackson Jr. could end up in prison.
When is the last time a black married couple was jailed for breaking campaign finance laws? I can't recall such a scenario.
Source: Black America Web | Michael Cottman