The Rise and Fall of Jesse Jackson Jr.

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  • He Could Have Had It All
  • A Star Is Born
  • In Hindsight
  • Finding His Way
  • A Witness to History
  • Center Stage
  • A Higher Calling
  • Power Couple
  • A Familiar Path
  • Century Club
  • First Time's the Charm
  • Early Brush With Controversy
  • That Wasn't All
  • A Capitol Mark
  • A Bit on the Side
  • Downhill
  • Pay to Play?
  • Disappearing Act
  • Under Investigation
  • Resignation
  • Jailhouse Blues

He Could Have Had It All

As the namesake of a civil rights leader, Jesse Jackson Jr.'s future was nothing but bright. But as fate would have it, greed got in the way and Jackson was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for misuse of about $750,000 in campaign funds. Here's a top-to-bottom view of the future inmate's fall from grace. – Joyce Jones

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 

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