Jackson's lawyers want portion of document sealed

June 4, 2013

The Associated Press

Lawyers for convicted former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. are asking a judge to seal a portion of a sentencing document that's set to be filed this week because it will contain "sensitive details" about his medical issues.

In a federal court document filed Tuesday, Jackson's attorney says the information will also include details about the medical condition of a family member, but didn't say which one.

Jackson's lawyers expect to submit letters from two "medical professionals," which lawyer William Drake says could give the public "intimate details" of Jackson's health.

He faces nearly five years in prison when he's sentenced in July after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign money.

The Democrat resigned last November, citing health concerns and acknowledging he was under federal investigation.