Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty To Campaign Fraud

Law360, Washington (February 20, 2013, 2:41 PM EST) -- Former House Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., pled guilty in Washington federal court on Wednesday to one count of wire and mail fraud after misusing some $750,000 in campaign funds, noting he had no desire to waste taxpayer time with a trial or an appeal.

Jackson choked up when he admitted to using money from his congressional campaigns to benefit himself personally for years. The government has recommended he receive a 46- to 57-month prison sentence, as well as a $10,000 to $100,000 fine for his...
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