Jesse Jackson Jr. Cries at Sentencing Hearing: "I am the example for the whole Congress"

Asks judge not to give wife jail time so as to spare his children


A tearful Jesse Jackson Jr., addressing the hearing where he will be sentenced for looting about $750,000 in campaign funds, apologized today for his crimes, expressing special regrets to his mother and father.

"I am the example for the whole Congress," he said. "I understand that. I didn't separate my personal life from my political activities, and I couldn't have been more wrong."