Sandi Jackson wants community service at D.C. food pantry
BY LYNN SWEET Washington Burea Chief August 13, 2013 11:32AM
Updated: August 14, 2013 8:05AM
WASHINGTON–Former Ald. Sandi Jackson is hoping a judge on Wednesday grants her probation instead of prison time–and on Tuesday Martha’s Table, a well known non-profit here, told the sentencing judge they would accept her as a volunteer is she were given court-mandated community service.
Sandi Jackson approached the organization, and, in a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson (no relation) said she want to “assist with the myriad of services” offered by Martha’s Table, which helps low-income and needy residents in the city.
She could face up to 18 months in prison for looting campaign funds and not paying takes on the money she stole. Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. could get up to four years in prison.
The Obama family has volunteered at Martha’s Table over several years, filling food bags for Thanksgiving.
Sandi Jackson is represented by Dan K. Webb and Thomas L. Kirsch of Winston & Strawn and Carolyn Pelling Gurland.