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February 15, 2013


Jackson Implicates Wife in Plea Deal

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) implicated his wife, Sandi, in his plea agreement with federal prosecutors, CBS Chicago reports.

"Jackson will plead guilty to one felony count of misuse of campaign funds and then let a federal judge determine his punishment... Jackson's deal calls for him to repay hundreds of thousands of dollars spent for things like travel and meals with a mistress and a $40,000 men's Rolex watch he bought for himself. Jackson's resignation from Congress was also part of the deal."

"But Jackson's pleading guilty to using campaign funds for personal expenses could expose Sandi, his campaign manager, to tax-fraud charges. The congressman's guilty plea says Sandi knew about improper purchases that apparently include breakfast snacks, cosmetic services, even beds purchased for campaign workers."












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