Sandy Jackson, wife of Jesse Jackson Jr., completes prison term


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CHICAGO — Federal authorities say the wife of former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has completed her prison sentence for filing false income tax returns.

Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Justin Long says Sandi Jackson was released from home confinement on Tuesday. Last month the former Chicago city councilwoman was moved from the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson, West Virginia, to complete the remainder of her year-long sentence.

Sandi Jackson reported to prison last October, two months after her husband completed his 2 1/2-year sentence on a fraud conviction tied to illegally spending $750,000 in campaign money on lavish items like furs and vacations. Both reached plea deals with prosecutors that let the Jacksons stagger their sentences because they have young children.


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