Jesse Jackson Jr., Wife to Appear in Federal Court

February 19, 2013
Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson

In this Aug. 5, 2010 photo, former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., right, and his wife Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, left, applaud as President Barack Obama is introduced at Ford Motor Company Chicago Assembly Plant.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, will appear in federal court Wednesday to answer criminal charges in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.

Both have agreed to plead guilty in deals with federal prosecutors.

Jackson is charged with conspiracy and his wife with one count of filing false joint federal income tax returns for the years 2006 through 2011 that knowingly understated the income the couple received.

Story source: AP

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