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October 15, 2012


Jackson Subject of Criminal Probe

Federal prosecutors and the FBI are in the final stages of a criminal probe into allegations that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) misused campaign money to decorate his house, the Wall Street Journal reports.

"The investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds began before Mr. Jackson vanished from the public eye in June. At first, aides said he stopped working to receive treatment for exhaustion, but it was eventually revealed he had been at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., receiving treatment for a bipolar disorder. He returned to his Washington home in September but has remained out of the public eye even as he seeks another term in Congress."

Chicago Sun Times: "The revelation that Jackson is under federal scrutiny comes as questions have increasingly swirled around the congressman's absence from his official duties in Washington and the campaign trail."














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