Jesse Jackson Jr. Files For Divorce From Wife Of 25 Years

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Aug. 14, 2013: Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra, arrive at federal court in Washington. (AP)
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Aug. 14, 2013: Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra, arrive at federal court in Washington. (AP)
Aug. 14, 2013: Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra, arrive at federal court in Washington. (AP)

A once-politically powerful couple might be going separate ways.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has filed for divorce from his wife of 25 years – former Chicago Alderwoman Sandi Jackson.

Cook County court records show that Jesse Jackson Jr. filed a petition for dissolution of marriage Monday citing “irreconcilable differences.”

Both Jacksons pleaded guilty in August 2013 to schemes related to misuse of a congressional campaign fund. Each was sentenced to prison for diverting $750,000 in campaign funds to personal use from 2005 to 2012.

A judge allowed staggered sentences so one parent could remain with the couple’s two minor children.

Source: AP

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