Jackson, a 47-year-old Democrat and the son of the civil- rights leader, was charged today in federal court in Washington with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and making false statements. Jackson intends to plead guilty, one of his lawyers, Brian Heberlig of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, said in an e-mail.
Jackson spent campaign funds on memorabilia linked to Martin Luther King Jr., black nationalist leader Malcolm X, martial arts movie star Bruce Lee, pop icon Michael Jackson, and rock guitarists Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix, prosecutors said. He also spent the money on mink, fox and cashmere capes and parkas and a $43,000 Rolex watch.
Public money, public trust, a duty to serve his constituents were all unimportant to him. Election to office was just a ticket to shamelessly loot his neighbor's money. Scum is too good a word for him.