A judge presiding over the case of former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois has decided to end his supervised early release.
Jackson Jr. is the son of Reverend Jesse Jackson, the civil rights leader. He was convicted for spending campaign money to the tunes of $750,00 for his personal use. The former US rep. was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.
Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife were both sentenced to jail time. The younger Jackson took full responsibility for his actions. He spoke of his misuse of campaign funds with his father sitting in the courtroom. He also asked the judge to have mercy on his wife, Sandi Jackson.
Attorney John Colette had argued in a court filing that Jackson had successfully completed approximately 18 months of supervised release, about half of what he was ordered to complete, and “abided by all terms and conditions of his supervised release.”
The government did not oppose the request.
An online court docket shows U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington granted the former congressman’s request Tuesday.