Jesse Jackson Jr., wife to appear in court today
WASHINGTON (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra, are to appear in federal court today to answer criminal charges in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, including a $43,350 gold watch, furs and celebrity memorabilia.
Both have agreed to plead guilty in deals with federal prosecutors. Jackson is charged with conspiracy and his wife with one count of filing false joint federal income tax returns for the years 2006 through 2011 that knowingly understated the income the couple received.
The Jacksons are to appear separately before U.S. District Judge Robert L. Wilkins – with the former congressman appearing in the morning and his wife in the afternoon.
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