Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Defendant pleads guilty in McGee case, agrees to testify

A co-defendant in the state case against Ald. Michael McGee Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit substantial battery this morning and has agreed to cooperate with investigators and provide testimony in court.

The defendant, Dimitrius L. Jackson, faces up to 3.5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine when he is sentenced Dec. 10.

Jackson was charged with two felony counts for his role in an alleged beating plot. McGee and another co-defendant are also charged in the case. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped the solicitation to commit substantial battery charge he faced and agreed to recommend against federal prosecution he could face for being a felon found in possession of a firearm.

See the state's offer


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