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:

Madigan: 'Misunderstanding' on Obama Library Vote
GOP's Sen. Rand Paul Promotes School Choice in Chicago
Keep Salem Beautiful Plans Bryan Park Cleanup
Centralia Clean and Green Preps for City-Wide Cleanup
Centralia Orphans Lead National Competition for Best Mascot




This Site logo