A judge is allowing former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois to end supervised release early.
Jackson, the son of civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson, was given a 2 1/2-year prison sentence for spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items.
Attorney John Colette had argued in a court filing that Jackson had successfully completed approximately 18 months of supervised release, about half of what he was ordered to complete, and ``abided by all terms and conditions of his supervised release.''
The government did not oppose the request.