by STEPHANIE CONDON, STEPHANIE LAMBIDAKIS /
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., will serve 30 months in prison for stealing $750,000 from his campaign funds, a district court judge ruled Wednesday after Jackson tearfully apologized for his wrongdoing.
Jesse Jackson Jr.: “I erred”
Additionally, Jackson Jr. will have two years of supervised release and will have to serve 500 hours of community service. Jackson’s wife Sandra Jackson, a former Chicago alderman, will serve one year in jail after pleading guilty to a tax charge related to the misuse of her husband’s campaign funds. The Jacksons will have to pay back the $750,000 they stole but pay no other fines.