WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) - Former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced today 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. Jackson’s wife, Sandra, received 12 months in prison for filing false tax returns.
Prosecutors recommended a four-year sentence for Jackson and an 18-month sentence for his wife.
Jackson is the son of civil rights advocate Jesse Jackson.