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Former Chicago congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. enters the U.S. District Federal Courthouse in Washington February 20, 2013.

“Tell everybody back home I'm sorry I let 'em down, OK?”
— Former Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. to the Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet as he left the courtroom. Jackson pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he conspired to misuse campaign funds. Jackson, who resigned in November after serving Illinois in the House of Representatives for 17 years, faces prison time when he is sentenced in June.
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