Jesse Jackson Jr., wife Sandi to be sentenced today
Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi will learn in a few hours how long they’ll spend in prison.
Jackson diverted congressional campaign money for his personal use.
His wife failed to report $600,000 in income.
Prosecutors want a 4-year prison sentence for Jackson, a year and a half for his wife.
This morning, Jackson may argue that his bipolar disorder entitles him to a light sentence.
Sentencing guidelines will be spelled out at 8:30 a.m. today in Washington.
The Jackson’s will appeal for leniency, and then a decision will be handed down.
If both get prison time, they’ll serve one at a time, so someone will be home to care for their children.