Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with conspiring to spend campaign funds on personal expenses

Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with conspiring to spend campaign funds on personal expenses

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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. With time running out before the August 2 deadline to reach an agreement on the debt ceiling, Congress is working to strike a deal that would avoid a potential federal default next week. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 15 at 6:35 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife says she has signed plea agreement with federal prosecutors related to accusations her husband misused campaign funds.

Attorney Tom Kirsch tells The Associated Press that former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson has pleaded guilty to one count of tax fraud.

Jesse Jackson Jr. was charged Friday with conspiring to spend campaign funds on personal expenses. Sandi Jackson was charged with filing false joint tax returns.

The charge against Sandi Jackson carries a maximum of 3-year prison sentence. But Kirsch says the agreement "does not contemplate a sentence of that length."

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