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On Graft, Jesse Jackson Jr., and The Black Caucus [ TLR NOTE: Hard to escape the vexing thoughts of why the OVERWHELMING majority of Blacks are corrupt — Genetics? Environment? Victims of circumstances ? (i.e. James Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster positions 3 African-Americans — Tony West, Chris Young, Annette Carnegie — to embezzle and launder money) Subconscious desire to stabilize America as punishment for slavery?]

How did Jesse Jackson Jr. manage to illegally accumulate so much stuff over a seven-year period?

Finally brought to justice, Jackson summarized his scheme for the judge: “I used monies that should have been used for campaign purposes.” Inside the scheme, it was a far more intricate operation to convert his campaign money into personal funds.

Jackson didn’t do it alone. It wasn’t an informal arrangement. There was quite a cover up, constructed of lies and deceit.

“What is the message we are sending our children with the half-truths and deceptions.” When then-Congressman Jackson said that in 2009 he was referring to other corrupt Illinois politicians. At that very moment, Jackson himself was in the middle of a scheme built on half-truths and deceptions.

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http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/iteam&id=9000333

Corruption: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s guilty plea to fraud charges raises fresh questions about the Congressional Black Caucus. It’s a group with many laudable goals, but why do so many in it succumb to corruption?

A disproportionate share of ethics cases have been brought against this exclusive club.

According to a 2012 National Journal study, five of the six lawmakers under review by the House Ethics Committee were Black Caucus members. Yet just one in 10 House members belong to the group.

It’s a familiar pattern.

In 2009, all eight lawmakers under ethics investigation were African-American. Besides Jackson, they included Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., who was later convicted of accepting gifts from donors with business before his tax-writing panel and 11 other ethics violations.

All told, the Journal says, an astonishing one-third of sitting black lawmakers have been named in an ethics probe at some point in their Hill careers.

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