- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - A once-politically powerful couple might be going separate ways.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports (https://bit.ly/2hmRID1 ) that ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has filed for divorce from his wife of 25 years - former Chicago Alderwoman Sandi Jackson.

Cook County court records show that Jesse Jackson Jr. filed a petition for dissolution of marriage Monday citing “irreconcilable differences.”

Both Jacksons pleaded guilty in August 2013 to schemes related to misuse of a congressional campaign fund. Each was sentenced to prison for diverting $750,000 in campaign funds to personal use from 2005 to 2012.

A judge allowed staggered sentences so one parent could remain with the couple’s two minor children.

The 51-year-old Jesse Jackson Jr. served 23 months of a 30-month sentence. The 53-year-old Sandi Jackson was sentenced to one year.


Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, https://chicago.suntimes.com/

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