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Jesse Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson to be sentenced Aug. 14

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The judge has postponed the sentencing of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior and his wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson until August 14, officials said Tuesday.

The former congressman pleaded guilty to misusing more than $750,000 in campaign cash, admitting that he put campaign money to personal use. Purchases include everything from elk heads for his office to meals, flights and Michael Jackson memorabilia.

Last week, a motion was filed to seize the Jacksons' homes in Chicago and Washington, D.C., to help repay that amount.

Prosecutors are seeking four years in prison for the former congressman, and 18 months for Sandi Jackson, who will be sentenced for failing to report the couple's income to the IRS.

According to a court filing Monday by the US District Court in Washington, the decision was made in order "to accommodate the court" and "the court notes that neither party has requested this postponement."

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