Feds Recommend 4 Years in Prison for Jesse Jackson Jr.
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

jesse jackson jrYesterday, federal prosecutors recommended four years in prison for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., following his guilty plea earlier this year on criminal charges. Jackson admitted to spending $750,000 in campaign contributions on personal items.

Jackson Jr.’s wife, Sandra, also plead guilty to the charge of  filing joint federal income tax returns that understated the couple’s income. The government has suggested she do 18 months in jail for the offense.

The government is also recommending that Jackson pay $750,000 in restitution and that Sandra Jackson make a restitution payment of $168,000.

Both Jacksons are scheduled to be sentenced on July 3.

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.

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