Jesse Jackson Jr. Plea Deal: Ex-Congressman to Admit Misuse of Campaign Funds

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Former U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has signed a plea deal with the Justice Department regarding the misuse of campaign funds, according to reports.

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According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the plea deal negotiated this week includes significant jail time. NBC News says the term will be up to a federal judge.

The reported deal will also involve the disgraced son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson repaying the government hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Jesse Jackson, Jr. has been under investigation for allegedly using campaign funds to decorate his Washington, D.C., home, among other things.

He was also accused of attempting to buy a promotion to the Senate seat occupied by Barack Obama after the 2008 election, though this is unproven.

For months before his resignation, he was absent from Congress as he dealt with mental health problems that twice landed him at the Mayo Clinic.

Jackson resigned last November, shortly after being reelected to a ninth term in the House. Jackson hinted at a plea deal in his resignation letter.

“I am aware of the ongoing federal investigation into my activities and I am doing my best to address the situation responsibly," he said at the time.

Jackson Jr. promised to "cooperate with the investigators and accept responsibility for my mistakes, for they are my mistakes and mine alone."

The former congressman’s wife, Sandi Jackson, also resigned from her post as an alderman on the Chicago City Council last month.

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jesse jr is just like his father - an idiot. time to join your fellow criminals in prison. this whole family is a mess, just like MLK's family. when will they go to prison for misuse of funds for their own personal use?!

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Like father like son, one using God for protection for being a fraud, and the other one using God for being a thief, and why aren't they filing charges against the King family, they apparently misused millions of the King's Trust money for Homes, Cars and for themselves?

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Dumb ass. You get what you sow. Have fun in the big house