Jesse Jackson Jr. negotiating plea deal with U.S. Department of Justice

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is negotiating a plea deal with the U.S. Department of Justice. He was re-elected on Nov. 6, 2012. Photo Credit: Commons.wikimedia.org, U.S. Congress.

Jesse Jackson Jr., 2nd District Congressman from Illinois, is negotiating a plea deal with the U.S. Department of Justice. He won re-election on Nov. 6 despite being re-hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic for bipolar disorder and without campaigning.

Jackson’s health and legal issues have played themselves out before the public eye since June 8 when he took medical leave from Congress.

The plea would end Jackson’s 17-year career as a congressman representing Chicago’s south side and suburbs . . .

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