SHOTLIST:

AP - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Washington, DC - February 20, 2013

1. Wide shot of former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr and his wife Sandi leaving federal court in Washington

2. Wide shot of Dan Webb leaving courthouse

3. SOUNDBITE: Dan Webb/Represents Sandi Jackson

"She saw this as an opportunity to put this behind her, to admit that she had made some mistakes in judgement regarding the expenditure campaign contributions. And so she made the decision to plead guilty today to a one-tax charge and that's the only thing she pled guilty to because that's the charge the government filed against her."

4. Wide shot of Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr waiting in an SUV for his son to leave federal court in Washington

5. SOUNDBITE: Dan Webb/Represents Sandi Jackson

"She saw this as a chance to accept full responsibility for the conduct that she'd engaged in and it gives her an opportunity to move forward with her life with this behind her. As I think most of or a lot of you know, she's been through a very difficult time in the recent past. In particular because her husband has experienced some mental and emotional issues that he's suffered under."

6. Wide shot of photographers waiting outside courthouse

STORYLINE:

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been charged with spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. His wife was charged with filing false income tax forms.

Federal prosecutors filed a charge of conspiracy against the former congressman and charged his wife, Sandra, with one count of filing false joint federal income tax returns for the years 2006 through 2011.

In a statement, the former congressman says he offers no excuses for his conduct and fully accepts responsibility for the improper decisions and mistakes he has made.

Dan Webb, who represents Sandi Jackson, told reporter "she saw this as an opportunity to put this behind her, to admit that she had made some mistakes in judgement regarding the expenditure campaign contributions." Webb said "she made the decision to plead guilty today to a one-tax charge and that's the only thing she pled guilty to because that's the charge the government filed against her."

The charge against Sandi Jackson carries a maximum of 3-year prison sentence.

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