WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Wife of Former Congressman Jessie Jackson, Jr. Signs Plea Deal with Feds

Wife of Former Congressman Jessie Jackson, Jr. Signs Plea Deal with Feds

By The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - An attorney for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife says she has signed plea agreement with federal prosecutors related to accusations her husband misused campaign funds.  Attorney Tom Kirsch tells The Associated Press that former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson has pleaded guilty to one count of tax fraud.  Jesse Jackson Jr. was charged Friday with conspiring to spend campaign funds on personal expenses.  Sandi Jackson was charged with filing false joint tax returns.  The charge against Sandi Jackson carries a maximum of 3-year prison sentence.  But Kirsch says the agreement "does not contemplate a sentence of that length."

See other LocalNews news:

Airtex Moving Production at Fairfield Plant to Mexico and China
Dubois Man Hurt in Washington County Wreck
Centralia Woman Sentenced To Prison For Retail Theft
Police Beat for Friday, May 29th, 2015
Minor Earthquake Centered North of Fairfield Friday Night




This Site logo