U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Under Criminal Investigation for Campaign Spending
The Wall Street Journal says the federal government is investigating the congressman's campaign spending.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is getting FBI attention for his campaign spending, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The congressman is reportedly under federal investigation for accusations of misusing campaign money to decorate his $1.3 million Washington D.C. home.
The WSJ cites sources "familiar with the matter" and says the U.S. attorney's office and the FBI are "in the final stages" of the investigation.
Jackson's opponents, Brian Woodworth and Marcus Lewis, have both questioned the congressman's ability to lead after he was absent for several months and diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder. Jackson's office announced he was home from the Mayo Clinic in September.
While he remains on the November ballot, Jackson has mostly evaded the public eye since June.
The WSJ says the criminal investigation is separate from the ethics committee investigation into whether Jackson paid former governor Rod Blagojevich in exchange for Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat.
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