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  • Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (center) leaves a D.C. federal court on Aug. 14, 2013, after being sentenced to 30 months in prison for stealing money from his own campaign. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. gets 30 months in prison

    Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., son of the prominent civil rights activist, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in federal prison for spending $750,000 in campaign funds on luxury personal items such as mink capes and a gold-plated Rolex watch.


  • ** 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)

    Gov't recommends 4 years for Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Prosecutors Friday recommended four years in prison for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., following his guilty plea this year on criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.


  • Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington on Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to misusing more than $750,000 in campaign funds and is scheduled to be sentenced on June 28. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Jesse Jackson Jr. pleads guilty to misusing campaign cash

    Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Washington, D.C., to misusing more than $750,000 in campaign cash, tearfully telling a judge he used the money to pay off restaurant and nightclub tabs, and for personal expenditures at sports clubs and expensive lounges.


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