Judge Delays Sentencing for Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Wife


0  Updated at 9:36 pm, July 1st, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — There will be no sentencing this week for Jesse Jackson, Jr. and his wife Sandi Jackson. Without explanation, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. has put off this week’s scheduled sentencing for the disgraced former Illinois congressman and his wife, who both pleaded guilty to looting his campaign fund.

The sentencing was supposed to come down on Wednesday, but U.S. District Court Judge Anne Berman Jackson (no relation) delayed the sentencing, “to accommodate the court.”

Former U.S. District Attorney Mike Monaco isn’t reading too much into the decision.

“That could be the judge just wanting to take the week off, and not wanting to have an important sentencing in her courtroom on a day that’s not a big media day,” he said.

The former congressman and son of Reverend Jesse Jackson faces up to four years behind bars for misusing $750,000 in campaign funds.

A new sentencing date will be set later.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

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