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Prospect of prison looms for ex-congressman, wife

Source : AP
Last Updated: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 08:15 hrs

The prospect of prison now looms over former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife after they agreed to plead guilty to charges in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.

Those items allegedly included everything from furs to a hat once owned by Michael Jackson.

It wasn't immediately clear how much time either could end up doing after the legal drama inevitably reaches its climax before a sentencing judge within a few months.

But one former federal prosecutor in Chicago, Jeff Cramer, says judges frown on breeches of public trust. He says that may mean Jesse Jackson Jr. serves at least a few years. He thought Sandi Jackson would likely get a term of just several months.




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