Jesse Jackson Jr. sentenced to 30 months in prison

By WEEK Producer

August 14, 2013 Updated Aug 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for stealing from his own campaign.

The former congressman in plead guilty in February to charges he spent $750,000 in campaign funds, as well to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and false statements.

Sandi Jackson plead guilty to tax fraud on the same day. She was sentenced Wednesday to one year in prison.

In addition to the prison time, Jesse Jackson Jr. will also serve a 36-month term of supervised release.

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