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Filing: Jesse Jackson Jr. to Sell D.C. Home to Pay $750,000

Prison-bound former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. plans to sell his home in Washington to help pay $750,000 in penalties stemming from his sentence for illegally spending campaign funds on personal items.

10/25/2013

Choking back tears, Jesse Jackson Jr. apologized to the American people and his family, including his father the civil rights activist, in court Wednesday at a hearing to set sentences for the former Illinois congressman and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on splurges such as a gold-plated Rolex watch, vacations and mounted elk heads. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Wife Sentenced in Campaign Fraud Case

A judge has sentenced ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2.5 years in prison after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiring to defraud his campaign.

08/14/2013

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty in $750K Campaign Fund Scheme

Former U.S. 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.

02/20/2013

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Jackson Jr.’s Downfall Tied To Objects, Not Power

For all the talk of Jesse Jackson Jr. aspiring to be a U.S. senator or mayor of the nation’s third-largest city, his career wasn’t ended by attempts to amass political power.

02/16/2013

Member of the House of Representatives of Illinois Jesse Jackson Jr. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

A Glance At Items Listed In Jackson Jr. Charges

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife have agreed to plead guilty to charges in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. The following is a look at the items listed in Jackson Jr.’s charging document, when they were allegedly purchased and for how much

02/16/2013

Member of the House of Representatives of Illinois Jesse Jackson Jr. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Prospect Of Prison Looms For Ex-Congressman, Wife

The prospect of prison looms over former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife after they agreed to plead guilty to charges in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items — including furs, a gold watch, a football signed by U.S. presidents and even a hat once owned by Michael Jackson.

02/16/2013

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Trouble Not Over For Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from Congress might end his once-promising political career but it doesn’t mark the end of troubles for the civil rights icon’s son.

11/22/2012

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Jackson Jr. Admits to ‘His Share of Mistakes’ In Congressional Resignation

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. admits to “his share of mistakes” his resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner and acknowledges an ongoing federal investigation.

11/21/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Reelection In Chicago

It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.

11/14/2012

File photo of Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL).. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. In Mayo Clinic For Depression

Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., whose whereabouts haven’t been disclosed since he quietly took a medical leave from Congress several weeks ago, is being treated for depression at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, according to a statement released by the hospital.

07/28/2012

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