(CNN) - After a day of conflicting information about his whereabouts, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has indeed reported to federal prison to serve a 30-month sentence, a Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman said Tuesday.
Jackson - once a rising Democratic star whose political career imploded over the use of campaign finances to support lavish personal spending - entered a federal prison camp in Butner, North Carolina, on Tuesday morning, bureau spokesman Ed Ross said.
(CNN) - Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has promised to pay $200,000 towards his $750,000 fraud judgment by November 1, according to court documents.
Filed Friday, the documents show that Jackson has so far been unable to meet his financial obligations in the judgment and has promised to sell a property he owns in Washington, D.C. in order to start paying it off. Jackson pleaded guilty in February to misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds, money that went to personal expenses like vacations, fur coats and movie memorabilia.
(CNN) – The U.S. Marshals Service has canceled the auction of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s fraud case memorabilia after revelations that at least one of the items may be a fake.
More than a dozen items had been up for auction, handed over by Jackson to be auctioned off, with the proceeds going towards the $750,000 judgment against him after he admitted to misusing campaign funds for private use. Jackson, a former Democratic Representative from Illinois, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.
(CNN) – In addition to a 30-month prison sentence, former Democrat Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will now get to watch from afar as an auction sells off some items he forfeited when he pled guilty to misusing campaign funds.
According to a release from the U.S. Marshals Service, 13 items from Jackson's fraud conspiracy case will be sold in an online auction that will go live Tuesday and will last one week.
(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.
Washington (CNN) - Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., who misused about $750,000 in campaign funds, apologized Wednesday before he and his wife, Sandi, were set to be sentenced.
"I misled the American people," Jackson said.
(CNN) – A Washington-based charity wrote in a letter to a federal judge Tuesday it was interested in hosting former Chicago Alderman Sandra Jackson "in her performance of community service" as part of a potential sentence for filing false tax returns.
The letter came the day before Jackson, along with her husband former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., are sentenced for their roles in misusing campaign funds to cover personal expenses.
Washington (CNN) – Federal prosecutors want former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to receive a sentence of four years in prison for misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds, which he used to cover personal expenses.
A government sentencing memo released Friday also calls for Jackson to pay back that money to the campaign and asks for the forfeiture of some of Jackson’s assets to do so.
(CNN) - His son, the former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., spiraled from a position of promise to one of disgrace over the past year. It began with his mysterious disappearance from the halls of Congress, word of mental health issues, his resignation, and then a guilty plea to misusing campaign funds.
The elder Jackson said in an interview Wednesday on CNN's "The Situation Room" that this was a sad, but "perhaps not the last chapter" of his son's service.
Washington (CNN) - Dabbing at this eyes with a handkerchief, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty on Wednesday in federal court to one charge related to using campaign funds for personal expenses.
"Guilty, your honor," Jackson responded to U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins after looking back at family members in the courtroom, including his father, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson.