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.

Sandi Jackson pleaded guilty on the same day to tax fraud.

The government doesn’t agree that Sandi should be able to serve a potential jail term later than her husband.
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