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Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty In Federal Probe

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CHICAGO — Former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has reached a plea agreement in connection to a federal probe into whether or not the troubled lawmaker misused campaign funds.

Earlier this month Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud, and making false statements, sources close to the investigation told ABC’s Chicago station WLS. Jackson could now face up to five years in jail, a decision that will ultimately be made by a federal judge. The former congressman signed the plea deal on Feb. 1 in the nation’s capital.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., which has been running this investigation, had no comment when contacted today by ABC News.

The plea agreement comes a little over two months after Jackson stepped down from Congress. In his resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson, D-Ill., acknowledged that he had made his “share of mistakes.”

“I am aware of the ongoing federal investigation into my activities and I am doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators, and accept responsibility for my mistakes, for they are my mistakes and mine alone,” he wrote in the letter. “None of us is immune from our share of shortcomings or human frailties and I pray that I will be remembered for what I did right.”

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» 11 Comments

  1. New Number

    February 8th, 2013

    678-346-765
    Inmate number

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  2. Major Mal function

    February 8th, 2013

    Care to start a pool on how long until the Illinois Governor goes to prison for selling the congressional seat?

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  3. Poonces

    February 8th, 2013

    Wants to be remembered for what he did right?

    He’s the spawn of Jesse the frogfaced race baiter, philanderer, communist, whiner. It’s not in his genes or his personality or his conscience to worry about what is right or wrong, only what is of benefit to him.

    He won’t be remembered at all the stupid weasel.

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  4. Jethro

    February 8th, 2013

    …acknowledged that he had made his “share of mistakes.”

    Yea, like getting caught!

    Rot in hell, bastard!

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  5. Jethro

    February 8th, 2013

    ^
    Hey!
    What happened to my picture?

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  6. Chieftain

    February 8th, 2013

    I just hope they forget to take his shoelaces away when they finally lock his ass up…

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  7. Cynic

    February 8th, 2013

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy

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  8. Brian in BC

    February 8th, 2013

    well Cynic…could have happened to his father…just sayin’

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  9. harbqll

    February 8th, 2013

    A guy named Jesse Jackson did something shady with somebody else’s money? Say it ain’t so!

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  10. Stevo

    February 8th, 2013

    He’s being made to pay for his dad’s ‘cut Obama’s balls off’ comment.

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  11. factslady

    February 8th, 2013

    Mrs. JJJ is under investigation so maybe they can share a cell at Club Fed.

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