Jackson Jr.’s Sentencing Could Be Delayed

Originally posted on CBS Chicago:

(CBS) – It’s looking likely that former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s sentencing on political corruption charges will be delayed.

Jackson, who pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds, had been scheduled to learn his fate at the beginning of July. But questions raised in court Friday could keep him out of prison for at least a little while longer, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

The issues: Jackson’s mental health and what evidence the defense plans to present about his bipolar disorder. Prosecutors want to know, but Jackson’s attorneys declined to tell them.

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“They do have to disclose eventually. The government is going to want notice. They’re going to want to have a chance to rebut evidence posed by the former congressman, and they’re entitled to it,” CBS 2 legal analyst Irv Miller says.

Jackson pleaded guilty in federal court back in February — postponing…

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