Letters sent to Jackson’s sentencing judge ask for mercy and punishment
The Chicago power couple who pled guilty to using some $750,000 in campaign money to pay for living expenses and at times a lavish lifestyle are preparing for sentencing.
In recent days, letters have been filed with the U.S. district court in Washington D.C. Some are asking for leniency, others are asking the judge to bring down the hammer on former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr and his wife Sandi, the ex-alderman.
The two were last seen publicly in February as they entered a Washington courthouse together to accept responsibility for using campaign money to live off of; to buy furs, television sets, trips for themselves and their kids and so much more. The bills totaled around $750,000 dollars.
The latest batch of letters submitted to Judge Amy Berman Jackson, no relation to the defendants, were on Sandi’s behalf, many of the handwritten notes were from children.
All the letters are intended for the sentencing judge to consider as Jackson Jr potentially faces 4-5 years in prison. His wife faces one to two years with the hopes of getting probation instead.