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Jackson Jr. Could Face Another Legal Issue




    In separate hearings on Wednesday, Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi Jackson, each entered guilty pleas to federal charges. Phil Rogers reports. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013)

    Jesse Jackson Jr. already faces sentencing for one legal problem, but he could face another. 

    Jackson apparently hasn't filed a financial disclosure report, according to the Chicago Tribune. That's required from members of Congress who leave the House, and those who don't file could be fined up to $50,000.

    The former congressman's sentencing is scheduled for July 1. He pleaded guilty in February to misusing $750,000 in campaign money and could get up to nearly five years in prison.

    Prosecutors said Jackson spent thousands of campaign dollars on fan memorabilia, including $4,000 on a Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen guitar. Other charges included more than $4,000 for a cruise, $2,300 at Walt Disney World and $5,600 at a spa on Martha's Vineyard.

    Jackson's wife, former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson, pleaded guilty to filing false joint federal income tax returns and faces up to two years in prison.

    Court documents show Jackson failed the claim about $600,000 on her income tax returns between 2005 in 2011.

    She also will be sentenced July 1.