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originally posted by: AmericanRealist
a reply to: hounddoghowlie
no, you dont see Jesse and Sharpton because they are now very old, and it seems to be the only two names of Civil rights attorneys the general public can know or remember. Most of these people and movements are utilizing counsel, of various nationalities and ethnicity, so you know. Two guys who were only popular in a particular decade are not necessarily needed to jet all over America for every civil rights litigation involving those of a darker complexion.
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. sentenced to 30 months in prison
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, the judge scolding the son of the famed civil rights leader for using the money as a "piggy bank" and sentencing his wife to a year as well.
However, Jackson, who emotionally apologized to his father, mother, congressional colleagues and others, was given significantly less prison time than federal guidelines recommend, recognized by the judge as a "complex person" who has done both good and bad.
Sandra Jackson, a former Chicago alderman, was sentenced for filing false joint federal income tax returns.
Federal sentencing guidelines called for a prison term of 46 to 57 months -- or just under four years to just under five years. The government had recommended four years, while Jackson's lawyers had asked that his sentenced be limited to 18 months.