jesse jackson jr.*Last week prosecutors recommended that former Chicago Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. serve a four-year prison term, reports show.

The greedy politician pled guilty this year on criminal charges that he secretly spent $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.

The government prescribed an 18-month sentence for Jackson’s wife, Sandra, who pleaded guilty to filing false joint federal income tax returns that understated the couple’s income.

Because the couple has two children, prosecutors proposed that the sentences be successive rather than simultaneous, with Sandra Jackson going first.

According to the government, she could be released from prison in little over a year with satisfactory behavior, serving the end of her sentence in home confinement. Both Jacksons are scheduled to be sentenced on July 3.

For the whole story, visit the Huffington Post’s Black Voices.

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