Wife of ex-US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to prison

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Posted: Oct 20, 2015 1:01 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — The wife of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has reported to prison on a conviction related to $750,000 in spending of his campaign money on everything from fur capes to vacations.

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons says 52-year-old Sandi Jackson reported Tuesday to the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson in West Virginia to begin serving her one-year sentence on a tax conviction related to the illegal spending.

The former Chicago city councilwoman, a Democrat, reported one month after her husband completed his 2½ year sentence.

In a concession to the couple's two school-aged children, their federal sentencing judge allowed the Jacksons to stagger their sentences.

Court filings say the items the couple spent campaign money on included mounted elk heads, as well as Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson memorabilia.