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.
This story is still developing … -danielle canada