Jesse Jackson Junior’s illness could cut sentence

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The Sun Times reports Jesse Jackson Junior’s attorneys are likely to ask for a reduced sentence, due to his bipolar disorder.

The paper says it’s a common tactic during sentencing.

Former governors Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan both had time shaved off their sentences, because of health problems.

But the US attorney in Washington says Jackson’s misuse of campaign funds was clearly not the result of mental illness.