Jesse Jackson Jr. Signs Plea Deal with Federal Prosecutors: Report

By DNAinfo Staff on February 8, 2013 11:15am

 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.
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.
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CHICAGO — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has signed a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington D.C., NBC Chicago reported.

In the deal, Jackson agreed to plead guilty, but whether or how much jail time he will serve will be up to a judge, the station said.

The deal would require the former congressman from the South Side to repay "hundreds of thousands of dollars" that he allegedly spent on a Rolex watch, furniture and travel expenses, NBC said.

Earlier this week, Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed reported that the plea deal contains "signficant jail time."

Jackson resigned after winning re-election in November, citing the federal probe and his treatment for depression. The district is currently without a congressman until a special election April 9.

 

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