Jesse Jackson Jr hires lawyer, possible plea deal, resignation: reports

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. speaks at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in DenverCHICAGO (Reuters) – Amid reports that he may have misused campaign funds, Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr has hired a lawyer to handle negotiations with the federal government on possible plea deal in which he would resign from the House of Representatives and spend time in prison, media said. CBS 2 television reported on Saturday and Fox News Chicago on Monday, citing an unnamed source, that Jackson hired Dan Webb, a former U.S. attorney in Chicago who represents defendants in high-profile corruption cases to represent the 47-year-old lawmaker. …




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