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U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. (Aug. 25, 2008)

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s rise and fall

The prospect of prison looms over former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife after they agreed to plead guilty to charges in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) speaks during
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U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. (Aug. 25, 2008)

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. speaks to reporters following
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Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. speaks to reporters following a Democratic Caucus at the Capitol Building in Washington. (Aug. 1, 2011)

Sandi Jackson smiles at her husband, then-U.S. Rep.
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Sandi Jackson smiles at her husband, then-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., during a news conference in Chicago. (Nov. 9, 2006)

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Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-IL., is seen during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. (Oct. 16, 2011)

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) appears on the
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Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) appears on the U.S. Capitol steps in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2011)

U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. departs a news
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U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. departs a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. where he responded to allegations of involvement with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (Dec. 10, 2008)

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. speaks at a Democratic
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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. speaks at a Democratic primary election night party in Chicago. (March 20, 2012)

Jessie Jackson Jr. speaks during a news conference
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Jessie Jackson Jr. speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C. The former U.S. congressman and his wife pleaded guilty on Feb. 15, 2013 to misusing campaign funds. (Dec. 10, 2008)

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Then-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Chicago
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Then-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, applaud as President Barack Obama is introduced at the Ford Motor Company Chicago Assembly Plant. (Aug. 5, 2010)

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