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Feds probe ‘suspicious activity’ in Jesse Jackson Jr.’s finances: sources


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feds-now-probing-suspicious-activity-in-rep-jesse-jackson-jrs-finances-sources-say.htmlChicago Sun-Times:

The snowballing troubles of Jesse Jackson Jr. took a new turn Friday with the revelation that federal investigators have launched a probe into “suspicious activity” in the South Shore congessman’s finances.

Focusing on a completely new area of scrutiny for the son of the famed civil rights leader, the investigation is not related to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s attempted sale of a U.S. Senate seat, a scandal that has ensnared Jackson in the past, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Rather, the probe — based in the Washington, D.C., FBI field office —is focusing on “suspicious activity” involving the congressman’s finances related to his House seat and the possibility of inappropriate expenditures, the sources said.

The probe was active in the weeks prior to Jackson taking a leave from his U.S. House seat on June 10, a leave his office ultimately attributed to his need for treatment for bipolar disorder, the sources said.

It was unclear whether the investigation involved the congressman’s official House spending account or his campaign finance account. But one source said it was an account monitored by Congress.

All members of the U.S. House receive an allowance to operate offices in Washington and in their districts. The allowances for rank-and-file members ranged from $1.4 million to $2 million in 2010, according to the House website.

Jackson’s congressional spokesman Frank Watkins said he was unaware of any investigation, had no comment and had no immediate way to get a hold of the congressman.

One of Jackson’s attorney’s, Paul Langer, repeatedly said “no comment,” when asked whether Jackson was under investigation related to his finances.



Like father, like son...

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*Source: James Taylor, Editor City News


A $25,000 check was sent to James Taylor, Editor City News,

with the provision that City News not print any more stories

about independent candidate Marcus Lewis. The check was

from the Triple-J Campaign.


The arrangement was made by Sandy Jackson and Jesse

Jackson, Sr. to James Taylor in person in a meeting.


In addition, James Taylor and Jesse Jackson, Sr. are to have

breakfast this morning so that Jesse Jackson, Sr. can deliver

a check for $15,000 from Operation Rainbow Push for the

same purpose-to not write any more stories about Marcus



I also have emails and more.


Joe Lake, Chicago

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