Jesse Jackson Jr.: ‘I Misled The American People’

Source: Phil Rogers / NBC Chicago

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson, will learn Wednesday how long — if at all — they’ll spend in prison.

The former congressman in February pleaded guilty to charges he spent $750,000 of campaign cash on personal items, as well to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and false statements. Sandi Jackson pleaded guilty on the same day to tax fraud.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson calculated the sentencing range as 46 to 57 months for Jackson Jr. and 18 to 24 months for Sandi Jackson, with neither defendant eligible for probation.

During the sentencing hearing, Jackson Jr. choked up as he apologized to his family, specifically to his father, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and his mother.

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