Jesse Jackson Jr. says he will try to pay $750K forfeiture

August 1, 2013 2:18:05 PM PDT
Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has told a federal court he will make his 'best efforts' to pay a $750,000 forfeiture within the next three to six months.

Jackson pleaded guilty to using campaign funds for personal expenses. His sentencing is scheduled for August 14th. In a court filing Thursday, prosecutors and the defense also asked the judge to delay a ruling on an earlier request by the government that would allow the seizure of Jackson's home and a bank account.

His wife former Alderman Sandi Jackson pleaded guilty for failing to report income on their tax returns.