Both Jacksons Going To Prison For Misusing Campaign FundsSaying 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.
Judgment Day For Jacksons In Washington, D.C. Court They were once a political power couple from one of the most storied public families in the United States.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Lists Prison PreferencesWhen 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.
New Sentencing Date For Jackson Jr., Sandi JacksonFormer congressman Jesse Jackson and his wife, Sandi, will now be sentenced next month.
Sentencing Delayed For Jesse Jackson Jr., Sandi JacksonFormer 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.
Farrakhan: Time To Support Jackson FamilyIn recent weeks, several dignitaries have written letters to the judge on Jackson's behalf. Today, Minister Louis Farrakhan publicly called on support for the entire Jackson family.
Feds Want To Seize Jacksons' HomesFederal 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.
Feds: We Can Treat Jackson Jr. Behind BarsFederal 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.
Feds Recommend Prison For Both Jacksons, But Not At Same TimeFederal 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.
Judge Denies Jackson Request To Keep Part Of Sentencing Memo SecretA 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.
Supporters, Critics Write Letters To Judge Ahead Of Jacksons' SentencingAs 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.
Jackson Jr.'s Sentencing Could Be Delayed Prosecutors and defense attorneys could tussle over the former congressman's mental health. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine explains.
Robin Kelly Sworn In As Jackson Jr.'s Successor In CongressKelly, in remarks made after House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, administered the oath of office, stressed her commitment to combating gun violence, passing immigration reform, creating jobs and improving the health care system.
Robin Kelly Wins 2nd District RaceDemocrat Robin Kelly won the 2nd Congressional District race, picking up 71 percent of the vote to Republican Paul McKinley’s 22 percent.
BGA: Calumet City Pol Used Campaign Funds For Miami TripIn the aftermath of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior's conviction for misusing campaign funds, there's been increased scrutiny of how politicians use the money donated by supporters. Now, the Better Government Association has found another lawmaker with questionable expenses.