Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. admits to campaign finance violations By Andrew Rafferty, NBC News
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has signed papers in a plea deal with federal prosecutors in which he admits to violating campaign finance law, according to sources familiar with the case.
In the papers, signed within the past several days, Jackson admits converting campaign contributions for personal use. Some of the violations include using campaign funds for a $40,000 Rolex watch, travel expenses for a friend and furniture purchased for his Washington, D.C., home. Under the terms of the deal, Jackson's sentence would be decided by a federal judge and could range from probation to prison time.
Jackson resigned from Congress on Nov. 21, 2012, acknowledging a federal investigation and citing health issues. He represented his district on Chicago's South Side for 17 years.
NBC's Chief Justice Correspondent Pete Williams and Mary Ann Ahern of WMAQ in Chicago contributed to this report.
Jackson is not the First nor will he be the last in their use of campaign funds for other things then what they were intended for. He just got caught !!! We already have convictied felons holding office in House of Representatives. One more can't hurt>>!!