Jesse Jackson Jr. Should Get 4 Years For Fraud, Feds Say

Law360, Los Angeles (June 7, 2013, 9:13 PM EDT) -- The Department of Justice told a D.C. federal court on Friday that former U.S. Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. should be forced to pay $1.5 million in restitution and fines and spend 48 months in prison with a three-year period of supervised release for campaign fund fraud.

The federal prosecutors’ sentencing recommendation comes after Jackson, a former Democratic representative from Illinois, pled guilty in February to one count of wire and mail fraud after misusing some $750,000 in campaign funds, noting he had no desire to waste...
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