Popular Democrat Jesse Jackson Jr. Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison
Another crook to the clink.
Jesse Jackson Jr. and wife, Chicago Alderman, Sandi Jackson (Bossip)
Jesse Jackson Jr. was accused of using campaign cash to buy his girlfriend a $40,000 Rolex. He was later found guilty of using campaign funds for personal items.
Today Democrat Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 30 months in prison. His wife was sentenced to a year in jail.
US News reported:
Former Illinois lawmaker Jesse Jackson, Jr., was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.
He will also face 36 months of probation, 500 hours of community service and continued mental health care.
His wife Sandra Jackson was sentenced to one year, after pleading guilty to tax fraud. The couple’s prison sentences will be staggered, and the judge left it up to the Jacksons’ discretion to determine who will be first to serve their sentence. She will also have to pay $22,000 in restitution, and will face a year of supervised probation upon her release.
Jesse Jackson, Jr., elected to serve his sentence first.
UPDATE: CBS “forgot” to mention Jackson was a Democrat.