02/07/2013 09:57 am ET | Updated Feb 07, 2013

Jesse Jackson Jr. Plea Deal: Source Says Disgraced Ex-Congressman's Deal Includes 'Significant' Jail Time

As the trouble train rolls on for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., new reports indicate the disgraced ex-congressman could be headed for an extended stay behind bars.

“Significant jail time is now definitely a part of the deal,” a top source told the Sun-Times.

A second source told the Sun-Times, “...I think [Jackson’s wife] Sandi, feels like she was thrown under the bus by her husband, ” now that a separate probe has begun on her.

Sandi Jackson acknowledged to NBC back last December that there was a $69,000 discrepancy between campaign finance reports issued by her office and her husband's office; she blamed the issue on clerical errors.

Sandi Jackson, meanwhile, made no mention of any federal probe in her January resignation from Chicago's City Council, citing instead family and personal matters as contributing factors to her decision.


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