Jesse Jackson Jr. pleads guilty to fraud

By WEEK Reporter

Jesse Jackson Jr. pleads guilty to fraud

February 20, 2013 Updated Feb 20, 2013 at 4:47 PM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to fraud charges in federal court on Wednesday.

Jackson admitted that he used campaign funds to buy high priced items and luxuries.

NBC News reports that Jackson agreed to a negotiated plea recommending a sentence of between 46 and 57 months and a fine in the $10,000 to $100,000 range.

However, prosecutors reserve the right to argue for a harsher punishment, including the maximum sentence of five years in prison. He is set to be sentenced on June 28.

Jackson's wife, Sandi Jackson, plead guilty to a single charge of tax fraud. She could face three years in prison.

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