June 08, 2013


Feds Seek Four Years in Prison for Jackson

Federal prosecutors are seeking a four-year prison sentence for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), who has pleaded guilty to illegally diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to personal use, Politico reports.

"Under the Justice Department recommendations, Jackson would have to forfeit the $750,000 he stole from his campaign, and pay back another $750,000 to his reelection committee."

The Chicago Tribune notes Jackson's wife Sandi would be sentenced to 18 months in prison and that she would serve her sentence first to spare their children having both parents in prison at the same time.










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