(CNN) - Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison for misuse of about $750,000 in campaign funds.
Jackson pleaded guilty in February to using campaign money for personal expenses that included buying Michael Jackson memorabilia, furs, and a Rolex watch. The judge said the sentence should be served at a facility in Alabama.
His wife Sandra Jackson was sentenced Wednesday to 12 months in prison for filing false tax returns. She pleaded guilty in February to failing to report nearly $570,000 in taxable income from 2006 through 2011.