CHICAGO – Monday, former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr filed for "dissolution of marriage" from Sandi, his wife of 25 years.
The once-political power couple has been through a rough three years. Jackson served 23 months in federal prison before his wife, a former Chicago alderman, entered for the one year prison sentence she is now completing.
Sandi and Jesse Jackson both pleaded guilty in August 2013 to various schemes relating to the looting of his congressional campaign fund. The former South Side 7th Ward alderman and the former 2nd Congressional District lawmaker each went to prison for diverting $750,000 from campaign funds for their personal use between 2005 and 2012.
The former congressman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit false statements and mail and wire fraud, his wife to filing a false federal income tax return.