What is there to tell? We all know he’s a convicted criminal getting ready for roughly a five-year stretch. What’s he going to do, tell us how misunderstood he is?
FOX 32 News has confirmed that disgraced former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will write a memoir, wanting to be remembered for more than just pleading guilty to corruption charges.
Last week, Jackson Jr. and his wife agreed to plead guilty to federal charges growing out of what prosecutors said was a scheme to use $750,000 in campaign funds for lavish personal expenses.
Jackson is writing the memoir to “clear up his legacy” and to tell his side of the story – of his history.
Sources close to the former congressman told FOX 32 Political Editor Mike Flannery that he began writing a paper as a form of therapy. They said he is trying to come up with an answer as to how he ended up here, at this point in his life.
“He has nothing else to do right now,” a Chicago Tribune source said. “He’s desperately trying to change the narrative of his life story.”
The source said there is no final manuscript. Nothing has been shopped around to any publishers, and will not be sent out for a while.
Aren’t there laws preventing convicted criminals from profiting off their misdeeds?