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AP - Illinois Public Media News - February 25, 2013

Jackson Jr.‘s District Has History Of Corruption

By Sophia Tareen

 Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

They elected a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar and ended up with a congressman who was convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker. They voted for the son of a famous civil rights leader and got someone who illegally spent campaign funds on everything from furniture to Bruce Lee memorabilia.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Politics




AP - Illinois Public Media News - February 20, 2013

Jesse Jackson Jr., Wife Plead Guilty

By The Associated Press

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 Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., holding back tears, entered a guilty plea Wednesday in federal court to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. He faces 46 to 57 months in prison, and a fine of $10,000 to $100,000, under a plea deal with prosecutors.







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