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Plea Deal For Jackson Jr. Would Include Jail Time

Sunday, 11 Nov 2012 08:01 AM

By Stephen Feller

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Jesse Jackson Jr. is currently being treated for health issues and while some have questioned whether he could ever return to Congress, a plea deal on charges of misuse of campaign funds may guarantee he does not return to Washington.

The just-re-elected congressman is negotiating a plea deal for misuse of campaign funds that would include resigning his seat in Congress, repaying the money, and spending time in jail, reported CBS Chicago.

Since June, Jackson has been on leave while receiving treatment for bi-polar disorder. He was re-elected last Tuesday despite not campaigning while taking care of his health.

Illinois Congressman Danny Davis told Reuters in October that Jackson appeared frail and emotional when he saw him and there was no way to know if he would be able to return to his seat in Congress.

"I think this rest at the Mayo Clinic may be just what the doctor ordered and may be just what he needs," Davis said. "But you can't tell."

The plea deal, currently being negotiated, would include Jackson resigning for health reasons, pleading guilty to misuse of campaign funds and repaying campaign contributions that were allegedly used for personal items.

Based on similar cases in the past, he likely will serve some jail time, according to the CBS report.

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