ep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who on Tuesday was released from the Mayo Clinic where he was being treated for bipolar disorder, has reportedly hired a lawyer to negotiate a plea deal over allegations that he misused campaign funds. Jackson, who won re-election last week, has been on medical leave since June. The federal government has accused him of using campaign funds to decorate his home and buy a $40,000 watch for a friend. The deal would mean he has to resign from the House, where he has served since 1995, and he'd likely face jail time.
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