Jesse Jackson Jr. expected to plead guilty in funds misuse case
US Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-IL, speaks to reporters following a Democratic Caucus on August 1, 2011 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
February 19th, 2013
11:04 PM ET
10 years ago

Jesse Jackson Jr. expected to plead guilty in funds misuse case

Washington (CNN) - Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., once seen as a rising political star, is expected to appear in federal court in Washington on Wednesday to admit he used campaign funds for personal expenses and gifts.

His wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandra Stevens Jackson, will have her own court appearance a few hours later, when she is expected to plead guilty to filing false tax returns.


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  1. Thomas

    I hope they both go to Prison , Corrupt politicians and Bankers should do hard time . Thieves of Trust !

    February 20, 2013 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  2. Larry L

    This wasn't an accident and he does not deserve leniency. He violated the public trust and needs hard-time in jail. I'm a Democrat but will not forgive dishonest behavior in any politician – especially those who were handed life on a golden platter. It's time to hammer this thief.

    February 20, 2013 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  3. Ind.

    Middle class taxes went up thanks to Obama and the democrats.

    THANKS OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 20, 2013 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  4. Donna

    Yet another corrupt Democrat crook from Illinois. I'd be interested in knowing how much the tax payers of Illiniois are paying per year to jail all of the criminal Democrat politicians that they have jailed. Hopefully this crook joins them soon.

    February 20, 2013 05:03 am at 5:03 am |
  5. Loyalright

    I wonder how much tax revenue he needs to give back to the American tax payer. He will now be on the government dole for the rest of his life. He is nothing but a high profile government leech.

    February 20, 2013 05:44 am at 5:44 am |
  6. Jerry

    What else is new with Obama's Democrats chummies?! Jackson will probably get off with "half" a slap on the wrist. What about his equally crooked Democratic wife?! Where is one of his defenders now (Bobble Head Pelosi). Only in América!

    Me wonder...

    February 20, 2013 06:31 am at 6:31 am |