Jesse Jackson Jr. is considering a plea deal from federal authorities who are investigating whether he misused campaign funds, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The former representative may serve prison time if he accepts the deal. “Significant jail time is now definitely a part of the deal,” said a source close to the probe. “But I think [Jackson’s wife] Sandi, feels like she was thrown under the bus by her husband, ” now that a separate probe has begun on her, a second source told the Sun-Times.
Sandi Jackson reportedly was shocked by the campaign finance abuse disclosures against her husband, who is accused of spending 40,000 on a Rolex with campaign funds.
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Here is more from the Sun-Times:
This disclosure follows in the wake of an exclusive report Tuesday by Sneed and Sun-Times political reporter Natasha Korecki, revealing the feds’ financial probe of the once-politically powerful Jackson couple has evolved into two separate investigations, with federal authorities now taking an independent look at former Ald. Sandi Jackson.