Jesse Jackson Jr. just received a 30 month prison sentence. Now, to be fair, there are differences between Peter Roskam and Jesse Jackson Jr.
See, Jesse is a Democrat and he's black, while Roskam is a Republican and white.
Additionally, Roskam votes the Republican Party line of stealing from the Poor to give to the Rich, eliminating the Post Office and Federal Unions, destroying regulations which restrain the criminal behavior of Banks, and fervently supports the efforts of BP to befoul Lake Michigan with massive amounts of heavy metals and petrochemicals so don't expect right-wingers, Faux Morons and duped Conservatives to demand Roskam's removal from office and imprisonment.
But, being unethical is nothing new for Peter Roskam.
In 2005, Roskam, ran afoul of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for failing to report his fundraising expenditures ($103,880) for the third quarter of 2005. Roskam's Campaign claimed it was an accounting error.
Roskam also received thousands of dollars from Convicted Criminal Tom DeLay's money laundering schemes. As Tom DeLay faced his charges Roskam voiced his support for the Convicted Criminal,
"These old accusations that are two and three and four years old is a little bit tiresome. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt." 04/22/05So, it's no surprise that Roskam is accepting dirty tainted money the only questions are How Much? and From Whom?
"Knowing what I know now about what Tom DeLay's been accused of, my attitude would be to support him."
The House Ethics Committee is set to rule on or about 09/11/13.
*- In an effort to emmunlate Right-Wing Duplicity I used the Taiwanese New Dollar amount (which is currently trading at 30-to-1 with the U.S. Dollar).