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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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