Ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. pleads guilty to fund misuse
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., the son of a civil rights leader and a one-time rising star in Democratic politics, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to misusing about $750,000 in campaign money.
Jackson, 47, of Chicago, wept quietly as he entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Washington, where Judge Robert Wilkins accepted the plea.
Under an agreement with prosecutors, Jackson faces up to five years - the maximum prison sentence allowed by law.
Wilkins scheduled sentencing for June 28.
(Reporting by David Ingram)
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