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Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty In Campaign Case

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is admitting in court that he used campaign money for personal use.
    
His guilty plea today could bring him between 46 and 57 months in prison, under a plea deal with prosecutors. The Illinois Democrat told the judge that he was waiving his right to trial, saying he had no interest in "wasting the taxpayers' time or money."
    
His wife, Sandra, has also agreed to plead guilty, to a charge of filing false joint federal income tax returns.
    
Jackson's father, civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, watched the proceedings in the front row, hands folded, with no expression and virtually no movements.
    
Sentencing is scheduled for June 28.

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