Jesse Jackson Guilty

Dabbing at this eyes with a handkerchief, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court to one charge related to using campaign funds for personal expenses.

“Guilty, your honor,” Jackson responded to U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins, after looking back at family members in the courtroom, jacksonincluding his father, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson.

“I used monies that should have been used for campaign purposes,” Jackson acknowledged to the judge.

According to court documents, the former Democratic congressman from Illinois misused about $750,000 in campaign funds.

Once seen as a rising political star, Jackson could face up to five years in prison. The judge set sentencing for June 28.

(Source CNN)

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