U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Chicago) is “likely” to serve prison time as part of a plea deal his lawyer Dan Webb is negotiating with the FBI, reports CBS Chicago. Under the possible plea deal Illinois’ 2nd congressional district lawmaker would resign from Congress citing health reasons, as Jackson has been on a medical leave of absence since June. Jackson would also return any campaign funds he illegally used for his personal benefit, such as campaign money that allegedly went to redecorate his home.
It is unclear how much jail time might be involved or if Jackson would face additional punishment. Webb helped strike a plea deal for another Chicago pol investigated by the feds, former U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski. Rostenkowski, who passed away two years ago, served 17 months in jail after resigning from Congress in 1994 amid a host of corruption allegations.