Jessie Jackson, Jr. and his wife to serve prison time

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(KTVI) – Former Illinois congressman Jessie Jackson, Jr. and his wife will spend time behind bars.

A federal judge sentenced Jackson to two and a half years in prison and his wife Sandi to a year behind bars.  The pair allegedly misused $750,000 in campaign money to fund their lavish lifestyle.

The couple appeared stunned to learn both would be going to prison.  The judge said she would stagger the couple’s sentence so they are not behind bars at the same time.

She also said she’d let the couple decide who should serve their prison term first.