Jesse Jackson Jr. wants to serve prison time before wife
NBC Chicago – Convicted former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. would like to serve prison time ahead of his also-convicted spouse, Sandi Jackson, court filings show.
Paperwork also reveals the former legislator is having difficulty paying the hefty fine of up to $100,000 levied against him by a federal judge.
Jackson in February pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds. Jackson acknowledged in court that he spent $750,000 of campaign cash on personal items — like a $4,600 Michael Jackson fedora and a $1,500 black-and-red cashmere cape, according to the charges against him — and pleaded guilty to several charges, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and false statements.