Feds seek four-year prison sentence for former Rep. Jackson Jr.

Federal prosecutors are arguing for a four-year sentence for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.).

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In sentencing memos filed in the U.S. District Court, prosecutors say Jackson Jr. was motivated by "greed and entitlement" when he used campaign funds for personal purchases, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.

The Justice Department wants Jackson to give back the $750,000 he took from his reelection campaign and forfeit an additional $750,000.

On Feb. 20, Jackson and wife Sandi Jackson pled guilty to taking the $750,000 from his campaign and using that money on over 3,000 purchases including a $43,350 Rolex watch and items previously owned by Malcolm X and Bruce Lee.

Federal prosecutors are hoping that Sandi Jackson will be sentenced to 18 months in prison. She also pled guilty to not reporting $600,000 in income. The sentencing memo says she "stole" that money, according to the Sun-Times.

Jackson Jr.'s attorney reportedly hope he will get a shorter prison sentence.