facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Former Rep. Jackson wants medical documents sealed

June 4, 2013 at 4:14 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, June 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., has asked a federal judge to seal parts of a sentencing memorandum dealing with his medical condition.

The document is scheduled to be filed by Friday, the Chicago Sun Times reported. Jackson and his wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, are scheduled for sentencing July 1.

Jackson's lawyers, in a motion Monday, said the sentencing memorandum will include information about Jackson's medical problems and those of a relative, the Chicago Tribune reported.

"In addition, Mr.Jackson plans to submit letters from two medical professionals regarding his medical condition," the lawyers said. "Disclosure of these materials would unnecessarily expose to the public intimate details of Mr. Jackson's and his family member's medical diagnoses and treatment."

The lawyers said prosecutors do not object to sealing some of the sentencing material, although they want to reserve the right to ask for it to be opened later.

Jackson, son of the civil rights leader, surfaced last year in the Mayo Clinic where he was being treated for bipolar disorder. He pleaded guilty to using campaign funds for personal expenses while his wife admitted evading income taxes.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain
2
Ebola health workers killed in Guinea Ebola health workers killed in Guinea
3
Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games
4
Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom
5
Eight people killed in mass shooting in Northern Florida Eight people killed in mass shooting in Northern Florida
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback