Embattled US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is rumored to be eyeing a plea deal with the Feds that includes resignation from Congress and jail time.
All of this has come to light after he was re-elected last week.
Jackson Jr. has been under investigation for improper use of campaign contributions.
The Chicago Sun-Times’ Michael Sneed reported that the investigation concerns a $40,000 Rolex watchthe Chicago Democrat allegedly bought for a female friend, as well as funds said to have been used to decorate Jackson’s Washington, D.C. home.
Members of Chicago’s City Council, of which Jackson’s wife Sandi Jackson is a member, criticized the congressman after news of the reported plea deal went public.
“To slap us in the face now, you just lied to us. You just lied to us. I feel so betrayed,” Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) told NBC Chicago last week.
Ald. Deborah Graham (29th) told the Sun-Times she is “heartbroken” for Sandi amid the controversy.
“It’s a terrible time for her and her children,” Graham told the newspaper.
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