Jesse Jackson Jr. considering plea deal

By WEEK Producer

Jesse Jackson Jr. considering plea deal

November 8, 2012 Updated Nov 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM CDT

CHICAGO -- Newly re-elected Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior may be considering a plea deal in connection with a federal investigation.

That's according to published reports in the Chicago Sun-Times, which reports that Jackson is discussing a plea agreement in regard to federal allegations he misused campaign funds.

Jackson allegedly used $100,000 dollars in campaign money to decorate his Washington, D.C. home.

There are also reports that Jackson used campaign money to buy a $40,000 dollar Rolex watch for a female friend.

Jackson continues treatment in Minnesota for bipolar disorder and it isn't clear when or whether he will return to Congress.

WLS TV in Chicago reports local election officials are preparing for a possible special election next year, should Jackson resign voluntarily or otherwise.

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