An emotional Jesse Jackson Jr. says he "misled the American people.''
He made the statement Wednesday to a federal judge who is sentencing him for misusing $750,000 in campaign money.
Pausing and appearing to get choked up in the Washington courtroom on Wednesday, Jackson Jr. also apologized to his mother and his father, civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson.
He added: "I take responsibility for my actions and am very sorry for what I've done.''