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Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife Sandi could face jail time in federal probe: EXCLUSIVE

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The federal investigation surrounding Jesse Jackson Jr. has been a topic of conversation for the past few months. Now, sources tell FOX 32 News that Alderman Sandi Jackson is also part of that investigation and it's creating problems in their marriage.

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"I love my husband very much," Alderman Sandi Jackson said in June when it was first reported that her husband Jesse Jackson Jr. was being treated for bi-polar disorder.

But, the couple's love isn't as strong as it used to be since the Jacksons have both been a part of the federal probe into allegations of misuse of campaign funds, sources say.

Those sources close to the family say that Sandi Jackson, who is a paid consultant for her husband's campaign operations, has already talked with federal agents.

Sources say they now want to know what information she has about missing funds-- like when, or if, she was told that money had been spent from the former congressman's campaign fund and if she spent some of it.

Because both Jacksons are being asked tough questions during the federal investigation, their once "storybook marriage" isn't going well, sources told us.

FOX 32 News was also told that the Jacksons are accused of using $20,000 to renovate their Chicago home. Federal agents are trying to find out where Jesse Jackson Jr. got the money for a $42,000 watch, which sources tell us, was purchased for a former lover.

Both Jacksons are trying to figure out what evidence the feds have against the alderman and if both of them could be looking at some time behind bars, sources tell FOX 32 News. Sources also say, it's not a question of if Jackson Jr. will spend time in federal prison, but how much time he'll face. That time may be part of a plea agreement the former congressman is discussing with feds.

Jackson Jr. resigned from the 2nd district last week and for the first time, admits he's part of an investigation. In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson writes: "I accept responsibility for my mistakes, for they are my mistakes and mine alone."

Chicago attorney Mike Monico says if Sandi Jackson doesn't already have a lawyer, she better get one fast.

"When a spouse is under investigation for anything related to income tax, if there's a joint return filed, then you would think that both spouses would be in need of counsel," Monico says.

 

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