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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.

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4 Comments to “Jesse Jackson Jr., wife Sandi to be sentenced today”

    anonymous said:
    August 14, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Yeah! Give them the maximum sentences and they go to jail AT THE SAME TIME like the rest of us peons would have to. And stop with the bipolar disorder bullshit,he is faking it!

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