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Jackson admits he misued funds

Posted: February 21, 2013 at 12:04 a.m.

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., holding back tears, entered a guilty plea Wednesday in federal court to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. He faces 46-57 months in prison under a plea deal with prosecutors.

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