A judge is allowing former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to end supervised release early, Chicago Tribune reports.
Jackson Jr. was given a 2 1/2-year prison sentence for spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. His attorney, John Colette, argued in a court filing that the son of civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, had successfully completed approximately 18 months of supervised release. That’s half of what Jackson Jr. was ordered to complete.
In that same document, Colette said that Jackson Jr. had “abided by all terms and conditions of his supervised release.”
In Aug. 2013, Jackson Jr, 51, received 30 months in prison for his crimes. His wife, Sandi, 53, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for omitting $580,000 in income from the couple’s tax returns to fund their lavish life. The judge granted a request from the couple and allowed them to serve their sentences one at a time.
An online court docket shows U.S. Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is based in Washington, granted the request Tuesday.