“Your honor, throughout this process I've asked the government and the court to hold me and only me accountable for my actions.”
“I want to make it a little inconvenient for everybody to get to me.”
“I still believe in the power of forgiveness. I believe in the power of redemption. Today I manned up and tried to accept responsibility for the errors of my ways. And I still believe in the resurrection.”
Jesse Jackson, Jr. (born Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr. in Greenville, South Carolina, on March 11, 1965) is the son of formal presidential candidate Jesse Jackson and a former rep for the Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served from 1995 until 2012, when he resigned due to mental and physical health problem. A month before his resignation, he was investigated for alleged financial improprieties. In 2013, he admitted to breaking campaign laws by using funds for personal uses. He pleaded guilty to one count of wire and male fraud and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison on August 14.
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Jesse Jackson, Jr. is best known for being charged with violating federal campaign law after using funds for personal purchases when in Congress.
Jesse Jackson, Jr. is the son of former presidential candidate, Jesse Jackson. Jr. is married to Sandi Jackson, who previously served on the Chicago City Council.