Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. returned to his home in Washington, D.C., on Monday, after spending 17 months in federal prison, and another three months in a Baltimore halfway house.
Jackson left the Montgomery Federal Prison Camp on Maxwell Air Force Base through a back gate, avoiding the media. He arrived hours later in Baltimore.
A federal court filing indicates Jackson is closing on a home refinancing and will pay $550,000 through a wire transfer to U.S. Marshals by June 1. The court filing indicates that Jackson had already written a check to the feds for $200,000 last year.
A day after he apparently was turned away from a federal prison in North Carolina, former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been allowed to surrender to federal custody three days early to begin serving his 30-month sentence.
Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will serve his prison sentence at a facility in North Carolina and has already paid a significant portion of his $750,000 fine.
The bidding is underway for a dozen items that former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife bought illegally with campaign money.
Prosecutors called the case against Jesse and Sandi Jackson “perhaps the biggest campaign finance fraud case ever.” But what happened in court was also extraordinary.
Saying he used his campaign fund as “a personal piggy bank,” a federal judge sentenced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2 ½ years in prison for misusing $750,000 in campaign money to fund a lavish lifestyle.
They were once a political power couple from one of the most storied public families in the United States.
When Jesse Jackson Jr. is sentenced on Wednesday, his lawyers plan to ask the judge to recommend that he serve his time near Washington D.C. so he can be near his kids and his wife.
Former congressman Jesse Jackson and his wife, Sandi, will now be sentenced next month.
Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson will have to wait a bit longer to learn their fate in federal court, after a judge delayed their sentencing hearing on Monday.
Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to order former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, to forfeit their homes in Chicago and Washington, D.C., as part of their upcoming sentencing next week.
Federal prosecutors are challenging the contention by defense attorneys that Jesse Jackson Jr. should spend less time in prison because a lengthy sentence would cause his fragile mental health to deteriorate.
Federal prosecutors have recommended former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. be sentenced to four years in prison, and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, get 18 months behind bars, though they also suggested a judge should not send them both to prison at the same time.
A federal judge has denied former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s request to keep part of his defense team’s sentencing memorandum sealed from the public, so he can keep details of his medical condition private.
As former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, await sentencing on corruption charges, several people have sent in letters in an effort to influence the punishment a federal judge will mete out in July.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys could tussle over the former congressman’s mental health. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine explains.
Today was the first time the Rainbow Push Coalition met since Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi appeared in federal court in Washington.
In court documents filed as part of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s guilty plea to charges of misusing $750,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, federal prosecutors detailed only a portion of the illicit expenses Jackson and his wife made using campaign cash and campaign credit cards.