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Sandi Jackson Failed to File $600k Over 6 Years



    Government prosecutors Wednesday revealed details from the case they brought against former Chicago Alderman Sand Jackson.

    Court documents show that Jackson failed the claim about $600,000 on her income tax returns between 2005 in 2011.

    Attorney on Sandi Jackson Plea

    [CHI] Attorney on Sandi Jackson Plea
    Attorney Dan Webb says Sandi Jackson entered a guilty plea to a tax charge an an effort "to move forward with her life and put this behind her."

    Prosecutors said some of the improper funds she used included 3100 purchases amounting to $27,421.22 from her aldermanic campaign account. 

    $60,857 in restaurant charges

    Jacksons Plead Guilty

    [CHI] Jacksons Plead Guilty
    In separate hearings on Wednesday, Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi Jackson, each entered guilty pleas to federal charges. Phil Rogers reports.

    $16,058.91 in gym expenses

    $17,163.36 spent at a tobacco shop.

    $14,513.42 in dry cleaning expenses. 

    The government recommends a sentence of between 18 to 24 months in prison.