Jesse Jackson Jr., wife charged in federal cases

Jesse Jackson Jr., wife charged in federal cases

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HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 10: Jesse Jackson Jr. (R) and wife Sandi attend the launch party for Our Stories Films at Social on October 10, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 5:29 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been charged with spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. His wife was charged with filing false income tax forms.
 
Federal prosecutors filed a charge of conspiracy against the former congressman and charged his wife, Sandra, with one count of filing false joint federal income tax returns for the years 2006 through 2011.
 
In a statement, the former congressman says he offers no excuses for his conduct and fully accepts responsibility for the improper decisions and mistakes he has made.
 

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