The trend in question in Jackson's office.
Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. pled guilty yesterday to misuse of campaign funds. It seems in early 2011, Jackson, possibly under the sway of a recent hipster decorating trend, paid $7000 for two elk heads to decorate his congressional office. He purchased the dead beasties with campaign cash, a big no-no.
Eighteen months later, probably realizing that taxidermy as an interiors statement had lost its heat, Jackson sold the pair of mounts at a $1700 loss - to an undercover FBI investigator posing as an interior designer.
Jackson faces up to 57 months in prison when he is sentenced on June 28th. But the shame of a passé trend anchoring the world's worst gallery wall will live with him forever.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty to Squandering Campaign Cash on Elk Heads [New York Magazine]
Red-eyed, sniffling, Jesse Jackson Jr. answers 'ultimate' question: 'I am guilty, your honor" [Chicago Sun-Times]
Jacksons' guilt a tale of excess [Chicago Tribune]