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 day one of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. (Aug. 25, 2008) (Credit: Getty Images)
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. speaks to reporters following a Democratic Caucus at the Capitol Building in Washington. (Aug. 1, 2011) (Credit: Getty Images)
Sandi Jackson smiles at her husband, then-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., during a news conference in Chicago. (Nov. 9, 2006) (Credit: AP)
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) (Credit: Reuters)
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. speaks at a Democratic primary election night party in Chicago. (March 20, 2012) (Credit: AP)
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) (Credit: Getty Images)