Jesse Jackson Jr. Will Cop To Campaign Fund Misuse

Law360, Chicago (February 15, 2013, 7:22 PM EST) -- Former House Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., intends to plead guilty next week to federal charges filed Friday that he conspired to misuse some $750,000 in campaign funds for his personal benefit, his attorney said.

Brian Heberlig of Steptoe & Johnson LLP confirmed the former congressman's plan to enter the plea in Washington federal court. Jackson, who resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives in November and acknowledged at that time that he was at the center of a federal investigation, issued a statement through his...
To view the full article, register now.