Jesse Jackson Jr. Gets 30 Months For Campaign Fraud

Law360, Washington (August 14, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., to 30 months in prison for misusing about $750,000 in campaign funds, while his wife received a one-year sentence for a related conviction.

The below-guidelines sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Amy B. Jackson came about six months after the former congressman pled guilty to misusing campaign coffers with his wife, Sandra L. Jackson, who worked on his re-election campaigns as treasurer in 2005 and 2006, as campaign consultant since at least...
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