Jessie Jackson Jr sentenced to 30-month’s behind bars

Ex-congressman Jessie Jackson Jr. gets 30-month behind bars

A Washington court has sentenced former Illinois congressman, Jesse Jackson Jr., to 30 months in prison for misuse of campaign funds. The 48-year-old has previously pleaded guilty of spending about $750,000 in campaign funds on luxuries such as fur capes, celebrity memorabilia, mounted elk heads and a Rolex watch. “I misled the American people,” he said at the hearing. Jackson’s wife, Sandi, a former Chicago city council member, will also spend a year behind bars for falsifying tax returns that failed to report the campaign money as income.

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