Jesse Jackson Jr. has pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to misusing campaignÂ funds.
His hearing began at 9:30 a.m. Chicago time.
Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and his wife, former Chicago AldermanÂ Sandi Jackson, arrived in federal court early Wednesday.
They have separate hearings but both are expected to plead guilty to federalÂ charges.
Jesse Jackson, Jr. is accused of spending $750,000 in campaign cash on luxuryÂ items.Â He could face up to five years in prison.
Sandi Jackson is charged with filling false tax returns.Â She could beÂ sentenced to up to three years.Â She will appear in court WednesdayÂ afternoon.
This is a developing story. More details as they becomeÂ available.
Source: WGN TV