(CNN) -- After a day of conflicting information
about his whereabouts, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has indeed
reported to federal prison to serve a 30-month sentence, a Federal
Bureau of Prisons spokesman said Tuesday.
Jackson -- once a rising
Democratic star whose political career imploded over the use of campaign
finances to support lavish personal spending -- entered a federal
prison camp in Butner, North Carolina, on Tuesday morning, bureau
spokesman Ed Ross said.
earlier had said that he reported to prison on Monday, but prison
officials told CNN that Jackson was not in custody until Tuesday
morning. The bureau said it could not address the discrepancy.
The former Illinois
congressman had been ordered to report to a federal prison camp or
correctional institution no earlier than November 1. The Bureau of
Prisons said it couldn't comment on why Jackson reported earlier than
Jackson's spokeswoman didn't immediately return CNN's calls for comment Tuesday.
CNN affiliate WLS reported
Monday that a paperwork problem delayed his incarceration and that
Jackson and his attorney C.K. Hoffler were at the prison trying to sort
Jackson, 48, was
sentenced in August to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to
misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds, money that went to personal
expenses like vacations, fur coats and movie memorabilia.
His wife, Sandra Jackson,
was also caught up in the case and pleaded guilty to filing false tax
returns that failed to account for hundreds of thousands of dollars in
taxable income. She was sentenced to 12 months in prison.
Jackson has promised to pay $200,000 towards his $750,000 fraud judgment by November 1, according to court documents.
Filed last week, the
documents show that Jackson has so far been unable to meet his financial
obligations in the judgment and has promised to sell a property he owns
in Washington in order to start paying it off.
The filing requests that
Jackson be given until June 2014 to pay the full amount. He will need
to submit a status report by mid-May.
The property Jackson is
promising to sell is located in Washington's costly Dupont Circle
neighborhood. Jackson could also be forced to sell a property in
CNN's Cristy Lenz and Tina Burnside contributed to this report