Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Faces Sentencing on Wednesday
(WASHINGTON) -- Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will be sentenced Wednesday for misusing millions of dollars in campaign funds. Jackson faces a four-year prison sentence. Jackson, the former Rep. from Illinois, pleaded guilty to using campaign funds to pay for living expenses, clothes and luxury items, according to USA Today.
Jackson's wife and former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson pleaded guilty to falsifying the couple's tax returns during a six-year period. Jackson Jr. was first elected to Congress in 1995 and served up until he resigned in November 2012. Jackson won re-election last year before his resignation, which was connected to the finance scandal.
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