Some Perk Based Decisions Result In Jail Time

by Hal Mooz 14. August 2013 10:44

'I misled the American people': Jesse Jackson, Jr. gets 2 1/2 years in prison

Former Illinois lawmaker Jesse Jackson, Jr., was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. He will also face 36 months of probation, 500 hours of community service and continued mental health care.

His wife Sandra Jackson was sentenced to one year, after pleading guilty to tax fraud. The couple's prison sentences will be staggered, and the judge left it up to the Jacksons' discretion to determine who will be first to serve their sentence.

"I misled the American people," Jackson said in a statement to the court, according to NBC Chicago. "I misled the House of Representatives. I misled the media by filing my reports. I was wrong. And I don't fault anyone. And I hope even those who still support me don't hold any judgment against you."

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/14/20024324-i-misled-the-american-people-jesse-jackson-jr-gets-2-12-years-in-prison?lite

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