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Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., his wife both sentenced to prison, Jackson weeps at sentencing, asks judge if he could serve his wife's sentence in addition to his own, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr attends sentencing

Former  Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandra Jackson, a former Chicago councilwoman.  Both were sentenced to prison on Wednesday by Washington D.C.  Federal  District Court Judge Amy Berman, something expected by some because  of high publicity around the case and a plea deal  reached earlier this year, but still a stunning outcome to America's Black community. Jackson is the oldest son of former presidential candidate and Civil Rights icon the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com, Ohio's No 1 and No 2 online Black newspapers  ( ) and ( ). Reach us by phone at 216-659-0473 and by email at The Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. WASHINGTON, D.C.-Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) and his wife Sandra, a former Chicago City councilwoman, were sentenced  on We