The sentencing recommendation calls for Sandi Jackson to serve 18 months, followed by a four-year term for Jesse Jackson.
The couple's two children, ages 9 and 13, were a consideration in the sentencing recommendation, so the Jacksons would not be imprisoned at the same time, the Chicago Tribune reports.
As outlined in the sentencing memo, Sandi Jackson, a former Chicago alderman, would serve her term first and with good behavior could return home in a little more than a year after surrendering. She also would have to pay more than $168,000 in restitution and be on home confinement after her release.
Jesse Jackson would then serve his term. Prosecutors recommended that he repay his campaign $750,000 and forfeit another $750,000. He also would be on supervised release for an additional three years.
According to the Tribune report Jackson's lawyers were scheduled to file a sentencing memorandum today, but it will likely be sealed until the judge decides to grant a request to withhold parts containing "personal, sensitive details about his medical condition" from the public.
Both Jacksons entered plea deals earlier this year on charges related to the misuse of campaign funds and underreporting income on their tax returns. They also resigned from their positions.
The final sentences are expected to be handed down in early July.
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