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Jesse Jackson Jr. To Pen Memoir As He Awaits Sentencing




    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)

    Looks like former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. set up a project for himself as he faces jail time for misusing campaign cash.

    Sources tell the Chicago Tribune the South Side Democrat is writing a memoir to clear up his legacy.

    Jackson pleaded guilty last week to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items including a Michael Jackson fedora, a Rolex watch and trips for his family. He faces up to five years in prison.

    The source told the Tribune Jackson has nothing to do as he awaits sentencing, though a literary agent in Washington said his guilty plea might make for a tough time finding a publisher.

    Jackson previously wrote "It's About the Money" in 1999 with Rev. Jesse Jackson and "A More Perfect Union" in 2001 with an aide.

    Jackson's sentencing is scheduled for June 28.