15 of the Most Bizarre Purchases Jesse Jackson Jr. Made With Embezzled Campaign Cash

Jesse Jackson Jr. (Getty Images)

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. admitted Wednesday to embezzling approximately $750,000 in campaign funds — and now faces more than two years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000, the AP notes.

“I did these things,” Jackson, 47, told a federal judge yesterday, adding later, “Sir, for years I lived in my campaign.”

What did he spend all that money on? Education? Medical bills? Cars? Nope! The bulk of it was spent on luxury items and knickknacks.

So, without any further introduction, here are the 15 most fabulous things the disgraced former congressman bought with stolen campaign funds, according to official court documents:

Gold-Plated Rolex: $43,350

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Children’s furniture: $9,584

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‘Porcelain collector’s items’: $1,553

etsy.com

Bruce Lee Memorabilia: $10,105

popscreen.com

Michael Jackson Memorabilia: $14,200

hollywoodmemorabilia.com

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorabilia: $11,130

bookhaven.stanford.edu

Michael Jackson Hat: $3,900

michaeljacksonmoon.com

Michael Jackson & Eddie Van Halen Guitar: $4,000

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[Full disclosure: I’d embezzle campaign cash if it meant getting my hands on the guitar used in “Beat It.”]

Malcolm X Memorabilia: $2,200

sears.com

Jimi Hendrix Memorabilia: $2,775

ebay.com

Michael Jackson Fedora: $4,600

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Mink Cashmere Cape (presumably for his co-conspirator wife): $800

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Black & red Cashmere Cape: $1,500

ebay.com

Mink reversible Parka: $1,200

etsy.com

Black Fox Reversible: $1,500

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Oh, junior: When the going got hot, you should have bailed. But now you’ve been caught and you’re gonna’ be jailed.

See what I did there? Jesse Jackson Sr. would be proud.

Here’s the full plea deal if, you know, you’re interested in reading it:

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