Jackson Jr., wife charged in campaign funds probe
CHICAGO – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned last year after nearly 17 years in office, was charged Friday with spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. His wife was charged with filing false income tax forms.
Federal prosecutors filed a charge of conspiracy against the former congressman and charged his wife, Sandra, with one count of filing false joint federal income tax returns for the years 2006 through 2011. Attorney Tom Kirsch told The Associated Press that Sandi Jackson, a former Chicago alderman, has signed an agreement pleading guilty to her charge.
Jesse Jackson Jr. said in a statement that he offers no excuses for his conduct and fully accepts responsibility for the improper decisions and mistakes he has made.
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