Former Illinois Senator Jesse Jackson, JR Being Sentenced On Wednesday

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Jesse Jackson, JR

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Former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for using campaign funds for other reasons.  

The Illinois based Democrat is asking to be assigned to a minimum-security federal prison in Montgomery, AL., or a low security prison, Butner-Low near Durham, NC.  His lawyersnote that Jackson has ties to the area, having graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro.  

Prosecutors have recommended a four-year sentence for Jackson, who pleaded guilty i February to using $750,000 in campaign funds to pay for his living expenses and luxry items, including jewelry and furs.

His wife Sandi Jackson is also scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, She has pleaded guilty to falsifying the couple’s tax returns.  Prosecutors have recommended 18 months for her, but not to be served at the same time as her husband.  

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