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Federal prosecutors are recommending that Jesse Jackson Jr. be sentenced to four years in prison for alleged corruption. Jackson, who stepped down as Congressman earlier in the year, is accused of misappropriating $750,000 in campaign funds to cover his lavish personal expenses.
Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to federal charges that he misappropriated campaign funds. His wife, Sandi Jackson, is expected to follow suit. The couple arrived at federal court in Washington D.C. this morning, initially making no statements as to how they will respond to the charges against them.
Jesse Jackson Jr. has some explaining and apologizing to do. The Justice Department has charged the former Illinois representative with fraud and conspiracy for using $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use.
After nearly six months away from his job, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress Wednesday (Nov. 21). A spokesperson for House Speaker John Boehner confirmed to the Associated Press, that he received Jackson’s letter of resignation, ending the 47-year-old’s political career.
U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. was re-elected to his congressional post Tuesday (Nov. 6) grabbing 63 percent of the vote in the Illinois Second Congressional District, despite being absent from the job for the last several months. Jackson has served in House of Representatives since 1995, but took a leave of absence in June for […]