Jesse Jackson Jr. Requests Prison Time Ahead of Wife’s

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As far as Jesse Jr.’s request to serve his time before Sandi serves hers, government prosecutors could care less. They say she shouldn’t get a break just because she was a good public servant and has family responsibilities.  The Jacksons have two children. Ages 9 and 13.

“Defendant was also a highly compensated, elected official,” a government document states. “Whose job was to represent and assist her constituents. She … should not get a variance for merely doing her job as a public servant.”

Jesse Jackson Jr., 48, a 17-year veteran of Congress, served from 1995 until he quit in 2012. Sandi Jackson, 49, served on the Chicago City Council from 2007 until she resigned in January.

On July 3rd, they will be sentenced by Judge Amy Berman Jackson (no relation) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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