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Jesse Jackson Jr. sentenced to 30 months in prison


Jesse Jackson Jr. sentenced

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced today to 30 months in prison plus three years of supervised release for misspending about $750,000 in campaign funds.

“Your honor, throughout this process I’ve asked the government and the court to hold me and only me accountable for my actions,” said Jackson in court just before his sentencing.

“I am the example for the whole Congress,” he said. “I understand that. I didn’t separate my personal life from my political activities, and I couldn’t have been more wrong.”

As previously reported, Jackson used campaign funds for living expenses, clothes and luxury items.

His wife, Sandi Jackson, is expected to be sentenced soon.

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  1. Jasper Jamieson on August 15, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Ol JJ Jr be a traitor to us all.
    Been makin’ sum indeskretions. Ruin’ is pap’s good name.
    JJ Sr shoulda cloute ‘im on da back o da head. Be sumtin.
    Spare da rod, spoil tha chillun?

  2. Bob Schmidt on August 31, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    In IL some crooks get caught. Some don’t. Should we focus on crooks in the professional class? Or crooks in the working class? The more laws we pass, the more crooks we create. There is a point at which there are too many laws cause we can’t enforce them all.