Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to learn his fate

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. enters U.S. District Court February 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. / WIN MCNAMEE/GETTY IMAGES

From CBS News ‎-

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., and his wife Sandra will appear in a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to find out how much time they'll serve for pillaging his campaign funds.

Jackson Jr., the son of Rev. Jesse Jackson, could face between 46 and 57 months in jail, based on federal guidelines, after pleading guilty earlier this year to one count of conspiracy. Charges were filed against him after he spent $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses like a gold-plated Rolex and fur capes for his wife. The government is requesting that Jackson Jr. be sentenced to a full four years in prison, and that he pay a $750,000 forfeiture and $750,000 in restitution.

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