Jesse Jackson Jr. plead guilty this morning to misusing campaign funds and is set to be sentenced in June.
"I am guilty, your honor," Jackson Jr. told U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Wilkins.
“For years I lived off my campaign. I used money that should have been for campaign purposes for personal purposes ... I acknowledge that,” Jackson Jr. solemnly said in court this morning, even breaking down in tears a number of times. Four charges were filed against the former congressman Friday for allegedly spending some $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use. The charges filed include making false statements, mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy.
"Tell everybody at home I'm sorry I let them down, OK," Jackson Jr. told reporters as he left the courtroom.
Jackson Jr. is facing more than four years in prison and will be sentenced on June 28.
Later today, former Chicago 7th ward alderman Sandi Jackson is also expected to plead guilty in court on a single count of filing false tax returns for the years of 2006 to 2011.