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

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Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-IL., is seen during
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-IL., is seen during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. (Oct. 16, 2011) (Credit: AP)
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) appears on the
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) appears on the U.S. Capitol steps in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2011) (Credit: Reuters)
U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. departs a news
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
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
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)

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Then-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Chicago
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) (Credit: AP)