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Jesse Jackson Jr., wife agree to plead guilty

February 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) In a spectacular fall from political prominence, former U.S. Rep. 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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Jesse Jackson Jr. submits letter of resignation

November 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Jackson’s resignation comes just two weeks after voters re-elected him to a ninth full term and amid a continuing House Ethics Committee investigation into his dealings with imprisoned ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Continue Reading

Mayo Clinic: Jesse Jackson Jr. has bipolar depression

August 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

CHICAGO (AP) U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a Chicago Democrat who took a hushed medical leave two months ago, is being treated for bipolar disorder, the Mayo Clinic announced Monday. Continue Reading