WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. representative Jesse Jackson Jr., son of the renowned civil rights leader Jesse Jackson Sr., pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of misusing campaign funds for personal consumption.
Jackson entered the plea at the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C., admitting that he had "misled the American people. " He was charged with misusing about 750,000 dollars in campaign funds.
Under the plea agreement, Jackson, 47, faces up to five years in prison. Sentencing was scheduled for June 28.
According to court documents, Jackson used the campaign money to buy a Rolex gold watch, children's furniture, as well as memorabilia items and furs.
Jackson's wife, Sandra, also entered a plea agreement and would appear before a judge in the afternoon.