Lawyers for former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. asked a judge for leniency when he is sentenced next month, saying he won’t be able to get the mental health care he needs if he’s sent to prison.
Jackson pleaded guilty to spending more than $750 thousand in campaign money on personal luxury items.
Prosecutors asked for a four-year sentence.
Jackson was treated for bipolar disorder.
His lawyers say, going to prison will make him more likely to relapse.
Jackson will be sentenced on July 3rd, the same day as his wife Sandi, who admitted to misreporting her income on tax returns.