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Jackson, Spouse Pleading Guilty

Pair charged with misusing campaign funds for rich lifestyle

February 16, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a spectacular fall from political prominence, former Democrat congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife agreed Friday to plead guilty to federal charges growing out of what prosecutors said was a scheme to use $750,000 in campaign funds for lavish personal expenses, including a $43,000 gold watch and furs.

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