Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a federal courthouse Wednesday morning, where when he’s expected to plead guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign money. With him was his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, who’s expected to plead guilty to federal charges hours later.
Jesse Jackson Jr., looking trim in a suit, appeared somber and serious as he walked into the U.S. District Court, down the street from the U.S. Capitol. When asked for comment by the assembled media, Jackson turned and said nothing. Sandi Jackson was also with him, her guilty plea is set for 2:30 p.m. (Eastern).
Jackson Jr. is in court with his family, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, as well as Jackson Jr.’s brothers Jonathan and Yusef are all in court.
His actual plea isn’t scheduled until 10:30 a.m.
The U.S. Attorney’s office, FBI and IRS have scheduled a 5 p.m. news conference to discuss both the Sandi Jackson and Jesse Jackson Jr. cases.