Ex-Blagojevich lawyer part of Jacksons’ legal team

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Prosecutors: 4-year sentence for Jackson Jr., 18 months for wifeFormer Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife are assembling a team of lawyers for their sentencing on July 1.

Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Alderman Sandi Jackson, have put together a team of eight lawyers, including Carolyn Pelling Gurland, who was a member of the legal team for former Governor Blagojevich.

Prosectors want Jackson Jr. to receive a four-year prison term for illegally spending campaign funds on personal items and 18 months for Sandi Jackson for failing to report income on tax returns.

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  • Guest

    Blago got 14 years and never received a penny. They said they wanted to set an example. This guys gets $750,000 + the income tax fraud and they are looking at 5 years? What example does that set?