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  Jacksons' guilt a tale of excess
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Last EditedCOSDem  Feb 20, 2013 11:31pm
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MediaNewspaper - Chicago Tribune
News DateThursday, February 21, 2013 05:30:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionBoth Jacksons face the prospect of time in federal prison.

As part of the plea deal, prosecutors and Jesse Jackson's defense agreed that sentencing guidelines in the case call for a term of between 46 and 57 months, but the sides reserved the right to argue for a sentence above or below that range when he is sentenced June 28.

Sandi Jackson is to be sentenced days later on July 1 and may face from one to two years. Among the conduct in her case, prosecutors said, was failing to report that money in her aldermanic campaign fund was used for personal expenses.

Experts said the agreement for Jesse Jackson leaves room for the defense to argue for probation and use his mental health as a mitigating factor.
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