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

In this Aug 14, 2015 file photo, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra, arrive at federal court in Washington. The Bureau of Prisons says former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has officially completed his 2 ½-year prison sentence for spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. Bureau spokesman Edmond Ross says the Illinois Democrat's home confinement in Washington, D.C., will be lifted Friday and his ankle monitor removed. With Jackson's freedom, his wife will have to report to prison soon to serve a one-year sentence on a tax conviction related to the campaign money.
Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his former Ald. Sandi Jackson arrive at federal court in Washington in 2015. Susan Walsh / AP Photo
In this Aug 14, 2015 file photo, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra, arrive at federal court in Washington. The Bureau of Prisons says former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has officially completed his 2 ½-year prison sentence for spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. Bureau spokesman Edmond Ross says the Illinois Democrat's home confinement in Washington, D.C., will be lifted Friday and his ankle monitor removed. With Jackson's freedom, his wife will have to report to prison soon to serve a one-year sentence on a tax conviction related to the campaign money.
Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his former Ald. Sandi Jackson arrive at federal court in Washington in 2015. Susan Walsh / AP Photo

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

CHICAGO (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.

The 51-year-old Jesse Jackson Jr. served 23 months of a 30-month sentence. The 53-year-old Sandi Jackson was sentenced to one year.