BMS has learned former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has signed a plea deal regarding the inappropriate use of official funds.
Details of the deal are unclear, but we’ve learned that it also pertains to a “social acquaintance” of the former Illinois Democratic congressman.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the deal — at least one being considered earlier in the week — includes “significant jail time.”
Jackson resigned last November shortly after being reelected to the House. The son of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson Sr. had been treated for bipolar disorder, but also has been the subject of an ongoing federal investigation over campaign funds. The Sun-Times reported that the probe has split into two separate investigations, with one into Jackson’s wife Sandi. Sandi, seen below, recently resigned as a Chicago city alderman. The confirmation of a plea deal marks another blow for a public figure who was once considered a rising star.