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** FILE ** Former Illinois Rep. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is surrounded as he walks to his car outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, after he entered a guilty plea to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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** FILE ** Former Illinois Rep. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is surrounded as he walks to his car outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, after he entered a guilty plea to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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