Former Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. Sentenced

by Sterling Beard

Former congressmsan Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D., Ill.) has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for stealing from his own campaign, news outlets are reporting. His wife, Sandi, was sentenced to twelve months in federal prison for misuse of campaign funds

Jackson resigned from Congress last November amid investigations into his political dealings and mental-health issues. He’d won reelection earlier that month.