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  Jesse Jackson, Jr. plea deal likely to include resignation, jail time
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Last EditedRBH  Nov 11, 2012 10:16pm
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MediaTV News - Columbia Broadcasting System CBS News
News DateSunday, November 11, 2012 10:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionJust days after winning a handy reelection to his Chicago-area district, 17-year Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., has entered negotiations for a plea deal that would include his resignation from Congress and likely jail time.

Jackson, Jr., the son of civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., and husband to Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, has not yet pleaded guilty to alleged misuse of campaign funds to decorate his house and purchase a $40,000 Rolex watch for a female friend. But CBS Chicago reports the congressman's lawyer, white-collar criminal defense attorney Dan Webb, is negotiating with the federal government a plea bargain that will likely be reached by year's end.
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